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    • Excelsior Springs, Mo. : Broadway looking east.

    • Excelsior Springs, Mo. : Broadway looking east.

    • Streets; Dirt roads; Storefronts; Parades & processions; Crowds

    • Street scene in Excelsior Springs, Missouri. A parade of men and women on horseback faces the camera; people line the unpaved street in front of the stores. An America flag is visible on the left amongst the crowd. There are poles (presumably...
    • Columbia River steamers in Cascade locks.

    • Columbia River steamers in Cascade locks.

    • Canals; Locks (Hydraulic engineering); Steamboats; Stern wheelers

    • Paddle wheel boats in canal. One is labeled "Dalles City of Portland." Buildings can be seen on the canal bank. Text printed on verso reads, "Columbia river is one of the largest rivers in the west side of America. Its estimated...
    • Man, standing, speaking to two seated women, circa 1943.

    • Man, standing, speaking to two seated women, circa 1943.

    • Navy V-12 Program (U.S.); University of Louisville; Men; Women

    • An older man in a suit stands talking to two older women who are seated at a table. There is a map of South America hanging behind the man, and a large group of international flags displayed in front of him. This image is part of a series of...
    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Civilisation Atlantique.

    • Paintings; Allusions; Anti-Americanism; Politics & government; Political issues; Capitalism; Imperialism; Wealth; Corruption; Poverty; Emigration & immigration; Social classes; Economic & social conditions; Domestic life; Child labor;...

    • "This enormous, collage-like painting is crammed with anti-American allusions. An electric chair sits on the plinth at the top center (the Rosenbergs were electrocuted as Russian spies in 1953). A GI nonchalantly reads a pornographic magazine....
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to the Gallows.

    • A Negro hung alive by the Ribs to the Gallows.

    • Prints; Engravings; Intaglio prints; Illustrations; Book illustrations; Slavery; Slave trade; Slave rebellions; Rebellions; Colonies; Punishment & torture; Violence; Death; Hangings (Executions); Executions; Men; Slaves; Muscles; Gallows;...

    • Engraving, from John G. Stedman's Narrative of a Five Years' Expedition against the Revolted Negroes of Surinam, in Guiana, on the Wild Coast of South America.
    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Untitled (Ocean with Cross, no. 1).

    • Drawings; Graphite drawings; Pencil works; Seascape drawings; Seascapes; Seas; Oceans; Water; Bodies of water

    • "Born in Riga in 1938, and transplanted to America in 1949, Celmins has only recently become well known. Her strangely detached, unlocated subjects suggest a radical retreat from the concerns of modern life. Perhaps they relate to her early...
    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boîte-en-Valise, open, center section, detail.

    • Boxes; Containers; Luggage; Showcases; Merchandise displays; Commercialism; Art objects; Reproductions; Miniature works; Sculpture; Paintings; Photographs; Plumbing fixtures; Details

    • "Duchamp's Boîte 'unpacked' in such a way that certain sections slid out to become free-standing display boards, whilst a sheaf of folders and black mounts bore other reproductions of works from his output. In all, it contained 69 items....
    • Bunnies.

    • Bunnies.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Capitalism; Glamour photographs; Sex; Seduction; Lust; Relations between the sexes; Women; Bathing beauties; People associated with entertainment & sports; Posing; Clothing & dress; Lingerie; Bathing suits;...

    • "In subsequent paintings by Polke, deliberately inept versions of American Pop techniques ironically signaled West Germany's 'secondary' cultural/economic status vis-à-vis America. In his Rasterbilder works he subverted [Roy] Lichtenstein's...
    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • The Madonna of Port Lligat.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Symbols; Catholicism; Christianity; Women; Spouses; Mothers; Saints; Children; Infants; People associated with religion; Sitting; Floating; Prayer; Clothing & dress; Hairstyles; Thrones; Chairs; Seating furniture;...

    • First version; "Dali's atomic variation on the Assumption, with Gala as tutelary goddess of Port Lligat." (Caption); Dali's first 'religious painting', designed to ingratiate himself with Church and State, was The Madonna of Port Lligat,...
    • Talking.

    • Talking.

    • Paintings; Oil paintings; Arms (Anatomy); Hands; Fingers; Body parts; Clocks & watches; Cigarettes; Smoking; Smoke; Worry

    • "As in certain paintings by Francis Bacon, existential givens were made stubbornly palpable in Guston's pictures. Recurrent images such as a head with a single wide-open eye, wrist-watches, bare light-bulbs, or cigarette butts spoke of bouts...
    • Blue Veil.

    • Blue Veil.

    • Paintings; Acrylic paintings; Abstract paintings; Abstract works

    • "In Louis's enormous 'veils' of the 1950s the physical operations of pouring paint or tilting a canvas so that the paint floods down it are powerfully implied." (Caption, p.28); "[Clement] Greenberg's conception of 'Modernism' as...
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