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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
tempera over black colored pencil on wood board
19 13/16 in x 24 in (50.32 cm x 60.96 cm);18 1/8 in x 9 3/8 in (46.04 cm x 23.81 cm)
Gift of Dr. James and Vivian Curtis
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
collotype on wove paper
20 1/16 in x 26 9/16 in (50.9 cm x 67.4 cm);26 1/8 in x 32 1/8 in (66.36 cm x 81.6 cm)
Gift of Dr. Reuven Bar-Levav
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
screenprint on paper
48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm);48 in x 38 3/4 in (121.92 cm x 98.43 cm)
Gift of Jack A. and Noreen Rounick
A group of people marching in protest outside of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.
Danny Lyon
March on Washington, [SNCC members and friends defiantly gather to sing freedom songs], from "Memories of the Southern Civil Rights Movement"
gelatin silver print on paper
14 x 11 in. ( 35.56 x 27.94 cm )
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
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"
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
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
graphite on paper
24 in x 18 in (60.96 cm x 45.72 cm)
Gift of Arthur Cohen in honor of Ben and Yetta Cohen
José Orozco
Negroes, from "The American Scene, Series 1"
lithograph on paper
12 3/4 in x 8 15/16 in (32.38 cm x 22.7 cm);19 in x 14 in (48.26 cm x 35.56 cm);15 7/8 in x 11 5/16 in (40.32 cm x 28.73 cm)
Museum Purchase
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #5
iris print on paper
33 1/16 in. x 22 1/4 in. ( 84 cm x 56.5 cm )
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
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
gelatin silver print on paper
11 in x 14 in (27.94 cm x 35.56 cm);8 ⅝ in x 12 ¾ in (21.91 cm x 32.38 cm)
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
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
welding goggles, metal, hanging bells, rusty bottle cap, pulleys, chains, and padlock mounted on plywood
20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm);20 7/8 in x 10 3/8 in x 2 9/16 in (53.02 cm x 26.35 cm x 6.51 cm)
Gift of the artist
Howard Bingham
Cleveland, from "Detroit Focus 2000"
black and white photograph on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Detroit Focus 2000, and partial purchase with funds from the Jean Paul Slusser Memorial Fund
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
gelatin silver print on paper
8 in x 11 1/16 in (20.32 cm x 28.1 cm);10 15/16 in x 13 15/16 in (27.78 cm x 35.4 cm);14 3/8 in x 19 3/8 in (36.51 cm x 49.21 cm);7 15/16 in x 11 1/8 in (20.16 cm x 28.26 cm)
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

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