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This is a line drawing done in colors of red, orange, blue, yellow, brown and green, on white paper. In the top center portion of the sheet are the words, "A LIE". Below this are forms that resemble an egg, a slice of bacon, a piece of bread with a pat of yellow butter. Below these forms are some round shapes, labeled "flakes", a bowl and a carton of milk, labeled "milk".
Jean-Michel Basquiat
A Lie
colored crayons on paper
24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm);28 in x 23 in (71.12 cm x 58.42 cm)
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
Gerrit A. Beneker
The Past is Behind Us, The Future is Ahead. Let Us All Strive to Make the Future Better and Brighter than the Past Ever Was.
color lithograph on paper
19 15/16 x 15 in. (50.5 x 38 cm)
Gift of Mr. Maurice F. Lyons
A photograph of two tin figures in a shallow plane, set against a black backdrop. They are surrounded by trees made of the same material. On the left, a woman holds a lantern, interacting with the other female figure on the right.
David Levinthal
Planning the Escape
photogravure on paper
17 11/16 in x 20 7/8 in (44.93 cm x 53.02 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A photograph of two toy figures in a shallow plane, set against a black backdrop. The two figures kneel on the ground, flora made of the same tin material on either side of them. The figure on the left reaches out, touching the shoulder of the figure on the right.
David Levinthal
Bidding Farewell
photogravure on paper
17 11/16 in x 20 7/8 in (44.93 cm x 53.02 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
A photograph of tin figures in a shallow plane, set against a black backdrop. A woman carries a child across a featureless landscape. 
David Levinthal
Crossing the River
photogravure on paper
17 11/16 in x 20 7/8 in (44.93 cm x 53.02 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Margaret Watson Parker Art Collection Fund
Jacob Lawrence
New York in Transit II
screenprint on paper
12 ⅛ in x 36 ¼ in (30.8 cm x 92.07 cm);25 ⅝ in x 48 ⅝ in x 1 ⅝ in (65.09 cm x 123.51 cm x 4.13 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
This pring shows the shoulders and skull of a skeleton wearing a wide brimmed hat adorned with plumes and decorative objects. 
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera de la Catrina
relief etching on paper
4 5/16 in x 6 1/8 in (10.95 cm x 15.56 cm);4 5/16 in x 6 1/8 in (10.95 cm x 15.56 cm);12 13/16 in x 9 7/16 in (32.54 cm x 23.97 cm);19 3/8 in x 14 3/8 in (49.21 cm x 36.51 cm)
Museum Purchase
Kara Walker
One of five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"
aquatint and etching on light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
34 7/8 x 23 3/8 in. (88.5 x 59.3 cm);40 x 28 x 1 in. (101.6 x 71.12 x 2.54 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Kara Walker
One of five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"
aquatint and etching on light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
34 13/16 x 23 3/8 in. (88.4 x 59.3 cm);40 x 27 1/2 x 1 in. (101.6 x 69.85 x 2.54 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Kara Walker
One of five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"
aquatint and etching on light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
34 11/16 x 23 1/4 in. (88 x 59 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
Kara Walker
One of five prints from the suite "The Means to an End--A Shadow Drama in Five Acts"
aquatint and etching on light cream Somerset Satin wove paper
34 3/4 x 23 5/16 in. (88.2 x 59.2 cm)
Museum purchase made possible by the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund

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American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

American Orientalist art at the turn of the 20th century
<p>America Encounters Asia in Art</p>

339 Collection Object Sources

A Lie (1985/2.18)
Bidding Farewell (2004/2.11.3)
Crossing the River (2004/2.11.2)
Eva and Topsy (2004/2.11.1)
Untitled (1993/2.13.1)
Bisontennial (1981/2.29)
Untitled (1993/2.13.2)
Three Girls (1965/2.8)
Untitled (1993/2.13.3)
Champions (1997/1.530)
Untitled (1993/2.13.4)
The Slave Market (2004/2.11.7)
Manet's Olympia (1991/2.102.1)
Colored (2003/1.406)
James Chaney (2011/1.105)
Michael Schwerner (2011/1.106)
Andrew Goodman (2011/1.107)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
Temple of Autos (2004/1.155)
Birmingham Race Riot (1986/1.194.5)
After Manet (2004/2.3)
Noon Hour (1953/2.23)
Lunch Counter (2009/1.475)
Ten Builders (2000/2.126)
Between Rounds (2013/2.246)
Dempsey and Firpo (2013/2.252)
In the Park (2013/2.258)
Plaid Shawl (2013/2.264)
Lonesome Road (1980/2.174)
The Oregon Trail (1948/1.263)
Chow (1935.4)
Northwest Native (1983/1.287)
Wishham Girls (1987/1.208)
Nez Percé Babe (1997/1.160)
Anthony (2012/2.19)
Ruby and Ramond (2012/2.21)
Aline Baker (2012/2.22)
Grandma Philomene (2014/2.279)
Untitled (1990/2.61)
Subway (1938.17)
Farmers, Michigan (2014/2.240)
Kentucky (2013/2.142)
The Committee (2004/2.56)
For the Defense (2004/2.73)
Point of Order (2004/2.72)
The Speaker (2004/2.75)
To the Gallery (2004/2.76)
Card Game (1943.50)
We Sings (1943.56)
Lenox Avenue (1943.63)
The Supper Table (1979/2.114)
Ku Kluxers (1943.73)
Seaside (1943.78)
Three Young Men (2013/2.336)
Don's 1953 Ford (2013/2.341)
Young Mechanic (2013/2.342)
Knoxville, 1967 (2013/2.344)
Pigeon Coop (2013/2.351)
Wiffleball Player (2013/2.356)
Caches at Celilo (1987/1.201)
Shirt—Kalispel (1997/1.154)
Street Scene (1997/1.529)
Untitled (2014/2.192)
Wasted Youth I (1999/1.85)
Wasted Youth II (1999/1.86)
Danville, Virginia (2000/2.139.2)
Sweatshop (1935.25)
Role Call (2004/2.69)
The Lobby (2004/2.74)
The Budget (2004/2.70)
Night People I (2004/2.63)
The Fair Sex (1935.10)
Crabbing (1943.99)
Harlem Dancers (1943.100)
Navajo Nudo (1991/2.102.2)
Touche Boucher (1991/2.102.3)
Untitled, #2 (2013/2.210)
Summer Camp (2013/2.212)
We Shall Overcome (2011/1.104)
School Children (2013/2.173)
Votes for Women (1964/2.154)
The Steerage (1995/2.23)
Calvario, Patzcuaro (1971/2.126.12)
Boy, Hidalgo (1971/2.126.14)
Man, Tenancingo (1971/2.126.18)
Church, Coapiaxtla (1971/2.126.2)
Gateway, Hidalgo (1971/2.126.20)
Woman, Patzcuaro (1971/2.126.6)
Boy, Uruapan (1971/2.126.7)
Cristo, Oaxaca (1971/2.126.8)
Refugees (1950/1.153)
Untitled (2006/1.152)
Freedom, a Fable (1997/1.527)
Untitled (2014/2.2)
Sea Wall (1943.143)
American Dream (2005/1.412)
Life Raft (2005/1.413)
Urban Daydream (2005/1.414)
Urban Daydream II (2005/1.415)
Front Porch (2013/2.188)
Untitled (2014/2.121)
Neverland (1979/2.9)
Untitled (1983/2.146)
Untitled (1983/2.149)
Untitled (1983/2.150)
Untitled (1983/2.151)
Untitled (1983/2.153)
New York City (1981/2.65.4)
New York City (1981/2.65.5)
New York City (1981/2.65.6)
New York City (1981/2.65.8)
Untitled (1983/2.145)
Untitled (1983/2.147)
Untitled (1983/2.148)
Untitled (1983/2.152)
Muscle Beach (1976/2.17)
Model (1975/2.98)
New Hope (2010/1.205)
Self-Portrait (2002/1.192)
The Roxanne Wars (2012/2.109)
Black Flag (2000/2.246)
Untitled (1991/2.85)
Tri Wing Spin (2010/2.42)
The Distaff Side (1987/1.166)

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