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This ink drawing on paper has a black wash ground, with two figures drawn in opaque black ink. On the right, a comic figure, in only boxers and a pointed hat, dances. His right leg has been kicked through a television set that he holds with his right hand. Scissors fall from his left hand towards what looks like a two-slot toaster on the ground. A black, horned beast lurks in the background, holding a phone overhead that has two earpieces, attached together with no cradle.  In the background, a headstone-shaped form silhouettes the dancing figure.<br /><br />
The drawing is signed and dated in ink (l.l.) "KOSTABI 1984".
Mark Kostabi
As Long as I Don't Have to Get Up Before 11:00
1984
ink | paper
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the Nation Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2008/2.240
In this print, four women in shawls and layers of cloth are positioned on their hands and knees or laying on the ground. All of them are reaching for a small seed, perhaps a kernal of corn. Their bodies span two jagged cracks that split the ground in a small clearing in a field.
Dosamantes, Francis
Gathering Up Kernels
1932 - 1958
linoleum cut | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.120
This print shows a black and white skull on a hairy, insect-like body with a tail and six legs. The figure holds another skull in its right hand and a bone in its left hand. Other smaller skulls and bones surround the figure.
José Guadalupe Posada
Calavera Huertista
1905 - 1915
relief engraving | paper
Museum Purchase
1958/1.122
In an interior space, a large group of men stand with their right arms out and their left elbows bent with their hands on their hips. They are all facing a man whose back is to the viewer. He is also holding his right arm out.
George Wesley Bellows
Business-Men's Class
1916
lithograph | wove paper
Museum Purchase
1965/2.9
This print shows two figures dancing in front of three musicians by the water with a moon in the sky and reflected in the water. A far away seaside fort is visible in the upper left corner.&nbsp;
Miguel Covarrubias
Afro-Cuban Dancers and Percussionists
1920 - 1940
lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1953/2.45
In a nocturnal setting, a large crowd of people is corralled into a space encased by a railing.  The figures are in various states of distress and unrest.  
George Wesley Bellows
The Crowd
1923
lithograph | paper
Dr. Herbert & Doris Sloan
2013/2.250
In the foreground, there is a man laying on a large human-sized book, one hand on his chin and the other holding a pencil to the page. In front of his pencil, the text &quot;Mendez&quot; and &quot;1945&quot; is printed. On the pages of the book are a skeleten-creature and on the opposite page an angel. Behind the man and the book is a large cactus, and then a large cross rises from its base. The cross is encircled by a large snake-like creature whose head is open, facing away, and an eagle is crucified with knives. Coming from the ends of the cross are what seems to be spears, pointing clockwise. Behind this foreground scene, there is an army marching under a flag with the skull and crossbones. A priest follows behind the army, seemingly coming from the open mouth of the large serpent whose tail holds the feet of the crucified eagle. To the left there are two more crucified figures, whose crosses are on fire. In the far background, there is a vista of a large city.&nbsp;
Leopoldo Méndez
Lo que puede venir
1945
woodcut | paper
Museum Purchase
1949/1.181
This color screenprint is separated into two main parts. At the top is a frame made out of unwrapped candy and wrapped candy bars with an image of a man flexing his arm, while a bikini-clad woman peeks from behind the bicep in the frame. The bottom half of the image has two blue and red stars, one on top of the other at the right, and a television to the left. The television has a handle at the top, with an arm coming from the upper candy-frame to hold the handle, and on the screen is a large moth on a red background.
Sir Eduardo Paolozzi
Llalla Pallozza...Image fades but memory lingers on
1965 - 1970
screenprint | paper
Gift of Professor Diane M. Kirkpatrick
2000/2.14.23
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Frederick W. Becker
Drummer
1937
wood engraving | paper
Allocated by the U.S. Government
Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
1943.5
Elliott Erwitt
Las Vegas, from "Master Prints Volume I"
1957
gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Sobel
1987/1.194.6
This vertical print is bisected by four horizontal light blue squares approximately one third of the way up from the bottom. The second square from the left is joined by a square above and below so that all the liight blue squares create a horizontally oriented cross. Both inside and outside the cross-grid there are seven tan figures, who seem to be engaged in a variety of activities. There are a number of designs that move out from the cross, some related to what is pictured inside and some not. The print is signed and dated (l.l.) "Matta 47" and numbered (l.r.) "57/70" in pencil.
Roberto Matta
I Want To See It To Believe It
1947
color lithograph | paper
Museum Purchase
1947/2.13
An actual police officer looking at the camera and an actor playing a police officer walking behind him.
Leonard Freed
A police officer at his post during the filming of a movie. There is a growing “police cult”; aficionados wear the odds and ends of uniforms, swagger along the street with handcuffs, keys and whistles dangling from their belts.
1976
vintage gelatin silver print | paper
Gift of Thomas Wilson '79 and Jill Garling '80
2014/2.338

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