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Sp17 Matthews - ENGLISH 125 - Art of Criticism

Eight male figures (three kneeling in front and five standing in back) wearing orange tank tops and white shorts face the viewer; two basketballs and five trophies between figures in the foreground. Figures stand in front of a background of fragmented, arched and circular areas of color in blues and golds.
Jacob Lawrence
Champions
1953
tempera over black colored pencil | wood board
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
1997/1.530
A female nude reclining on a bed wearing one yellow slipper on her left foot, a gold bracelet on her right arm and a black ribbon tied in a bow around her neck.  An African American woman in a blue dress stands behind her holding a bouquet of yellow and white flowers. A small monkey sits at the foot of the bed.  All subjects look directly at the viewer.
Mel Ramos
Manet's Olympia
1974
collotype | wove paper
Gift of Dr. Reuven Bar-Levav
1991/2.102.1
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 group of African Americans praying while kneeling on a street. There is concrete pavement and a brick building behind them.
Danny Lyon
John Lewis in Cairo, from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
1962 - 2010
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.319
This is a line drawing on white paper. There is a hatchet, an oblong box with a dark line around the middle and the words, "thousands of dollars". The drawing is signed and dated (l.r.).
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Thousands of dollars
1981
graphite | paper
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
1985/2.17
José Orozco
Negroes, from "The American Scene, Series 1"
1883 - 1935
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1935.22
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #5
2007
iris print | paper
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
2007/2.4
A black and white photograph of a sidewalk, upon which people sit and stand, backs against a brick building. Some look toward the viewer, and some look to the left.
Danny Lyon
A crowd watches the demonstrators returning to the city hall steps
1963
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2016/2.453
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
Howard Bingham
Cleveland, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
1975
black and white photograph | paper
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
2003/2.69.5
This photograph depicts a cement interior with individuals on foot and in cars passing before a large American flag mural painted on the wall.
Robert Frank
American Flag in Brick Wall
1956
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
2000/2.134

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