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This mixed media painting has a graffiti aesthetic. There are a series of portraits, one large in spray paint in the center of the work and a number of smaller ones in collaged newspaper. Throughout the composition are stenciled phrases in black and red paint as well as inscribed phrases in pen and various colored paints. There are also a number collaged pieces of newspaper. The work is signed and dated (l.r.) "B Dogancay / 2009" in yellow paint.
Burhan Cahit Doğançay (Turkish (culture or style))
Give Peace a Chance
Anonymous gift
A group of figures in classical drapery are arranged between two columns and underneath a piece of draped swag ornamented with garland. A coat of arms emanating light is visible behind the swag. At the bottom left, a skeleton almost completely covered in drapery pulls down a larger piece of swag that had been concealing the figural group. All of the figures are women, except for one figure (a winged man with hands bound behind his back). They carry various attributes, such as scales, lillies, a lamp, and so on.<br />
Below the image are several <strong>Inscriptions:</strong> <br />
At lower left: C.N. Cochin filius inv. et delin.<br />
At lower right: Demarteau l'Ainé sculp<br />
At bottom center: Nempè quod injecit secreta modestia, velum / Scinditur, et vitae gloria morte patet Aufon. / LA MORT A RÉVÉLÉ LE SECRET DE SA VIE.
Death has Revealed the Secret of His Life
18th century
Gift of Professor Walter M. and Nesta R. Spink