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W16 Kenan - ENGLISH 125 - Stories We Tell

Visual narrative

This is a line drawing on white paper a ladder in the center, with the word "Mother" below it followed by the copyright symbol.
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Mother©
1981
crayon | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.19
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
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
This print is a colorful image of a sink filled with green water. At the center, there is a miniature boat that floats in the water. On the counter-space of the sink at the back, there sits various toiletries such as mouthwash, perfume, toothbrushes, and a razor. Almost out of the frame, a red washcloth hangs off the left edge of the sink. The print is signed (l.r.) "Doug Webb" and numbered (l.l.) "AP 24/75" in pencil.
Doug Webb
Urban Daydream II
1985
screenprint | paper
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
2005/1.415
This print has rows of stencilled black text in all capital letters on white 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
1993/2.13.1
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
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
This work shows a black and white photograph of a crowd of people outdoors, with trees in the background. On the left is a uniformed policeman holding a dog on a leash in one hand and a club in the other. In the center area there is a man, with his back to the viewer, who is being attacked by two dogs. One, controlled by another policeman, is ripping his clothing and the other, with teeth bared, is attacking his right hand. In the crowd there are men watching the attack and looking at the policemen.
Andy Warhol
Birmingham Race Riot
1964
screenprint | paper
Gift of Graham and Marianne Smith
1986/1.194.5
Photographed from atop a high ridge, this photograph depicts a view looking down into a winding desert canyon.
Ansel Adams
Canyon de Chelly National Monument, Arizona
1942
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Harry H. Lunn, Jr.
1985/1.153
This is a black and white photograph depicting a rocky hillside in a barren landscape. There are craggy peaks in the background and some scrub type vegetation. The viewpoint is from above looking down.
Joe Deal
Indio, California, from "The Fault Zone"
1978
gold-toned gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of The Morris and Beverly Baker Foundation, in memory of Morris D. Baker, a graduate of The University of Michigan School of Architecture, 1952
2000/2.130.1
This is a photograph of a party of horses and riders. The subjects prepare to head to battle, with spears and regalia. Behind them is a tipi and prairie landscape.
Edward S. Curtis
Start of a War Party
1907 - 1908
photogravure | paper
Gift of Stephen M. Taylor
1997/1.158
Laton Alton Huffman
Stump Horn Bull, Absarokee Scout
1854 - 1931
colotype print | paper
Gift of Dr. & Mrs. Michael Fauman
1983/2.55

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