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Shôzan
Netsuke of emaciated man, seated crosslegged with head thrown back in a scream
19th century
wood
Gift of the William T. and Dora G. Hunter Collection
2002/2.29
This print has rows of stencilled black text in all capital letters on black background. In pencil, the print is signed and dated (l.r.) "Glenn Lignon '92" and numbered (l.l.) "27/45". 
Glenn Ligon
Untitled
1992
etching, aquatint, spitbite, sugarlift | Rives BFK paper
Museum Purchase
1993/2.13.3
Max Beckmann
Hunger. No. 4 from the Series of Ten Prints, 'Die Hölle' (Hell).
1919
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1949/1.184
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
1981
colored crayons | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.18
A man clothed in pants, shoes, and a long-sleeved shirt sits at a small table with his hands folded. Part of a loaf of bread sits on the upper left corner of the table. The man is in a small room with a small, square, barred window high on the wall behind him. There is a toilet without a lid behind him to his left.
George Grosz
In Prison
1918
ink | wove paper
Gift of Herbert Barrows
2000/2.224
A mixed media assemblage consisting of welding goggles, rusted metal, a padlock, and two rusted bells hanging from a chain mounted on a wooden board with screws. The position of the objects, with goggles at the top, makes the assemblage look vaguely face-like.
George Vargas
Michigan Worker
1985
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, padlock | plywood
Gift of the artist
2004/1.153
A collage drawing with "When was the future?" in the middle of the object. The words are cut out of pictures of trees and a city's skyline. The background of the collage is the view of of a tall building and a cutout of a youth doing a handstand is placed on the balcony.  A picture of a tree is included by the person.
Jakob Kolding
When was the future?
2008
collage | paper
Museum Purchase
2010/2.21
Burhan Cahit Doğançay
Faschismus
1997
collage, acrylic, pencil, chalk, and sand | cardboard
Anonymous gift
2005/2.64
Overall camoflage pattern in bright vibrant florescent tones of blue, orange, yellow and green.
Andy Warhol
Camouflage
1987
screenprint | Lenox Museum board
Gift of The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.
2014/1.582
This colorful print is broken up in to four panels, which are divided by a black border with white dashes and then surrounded by a red border, which includes designs in white. In the upper left panel is the image of a blue and yellow house. The upper right shows a television set sitting on a table alongside a glass of milk, a key ring, notepad, plate, and cell phone. In the lower left panel, the bust of a girl with blonde hair in pig-tail braids is standing in front of two houses, one traditional and one modern. The lower right panel depicts an orange, yellow, and red store labeled "Shop and Buy" with a parking lot out front. The artist's initals are included in the print (l.r.) in white on red "RG".
Rodney Alan Greenblat
Christina's World
1989
screenprint | paper
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
2004/2.42
A black and white photograph of four people lying on the ground. One person's face is covered by an American flag, while the man behind her has his face covered by a hat. The group appears to be asleep. The feet and shoes of other people standing around the group of four is visible in the background. The print is signed (l.r.) "Edward Roberson" in pen.
Edward (Robbie) Roberson
Tired Marchers Sleep on the Streets—"We were tired, we were tired.", Selma, Alabama
1963
inkjet print | paper
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2003/2.69.28
Metal figural sculpture made of decommissioned AK-47s welded together
Ouk Chim Vichet
Apsara Warrior
1999 - 2009
metal
Museum purchase made possible by Guy and Nora Barron
2007/2.79

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