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W19 Cordell - AMCULT 301 / LATINOAM 301 - Literature of the Undocumented

Image of a book lying open to a page featuring an image of tally marks on a wall. A newsclipping featuring a photo of bags on shelves lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Tallies
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);20 1/2 in x 31 in (52.07 cm x 78.74 cm)
Gift of the artist
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a photo of the American flag hanging from a building. A newsclipping featuring a photo of children behind a barricade and an adult holding an American flag lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Flags
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm)
Gift of the artist
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a painting of men in brightly colored robes with their backs to the artist. A newsclipping featuring a photo of people in an over-crowded boat lies on the book across the open page.  
Joanne Leonard
Men in Boats: Immigration
inkjet print on paper
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);20 3/4 in x 31 in (52.71 cm x 78.74 cm)
Gift of the artist
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
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David Chun
Chinese Shrimp Camp
lithograph on paper
9 ¾ in x 14 ⅛ in (24.77 cm x 35.88 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
Around and behind a central image of a sewing machine are overlapping images of people, ships, a building fire, the Statue of Liberty, and small blocks of text.
Ida Abelman
My Father Reminisces
lithograph on paper
14 9/16 in x 18 7/16 in (36.99 cm x 46.83 cm)
Allocated by the U.S. Government Commissioned through the New Deal art projects
This drawing shows the head of a man. Sketched lines with shading around cheeks and eyes, which are closed, create the visage.  A faintly visible hat is sketched on the head. The drawing is signed (u.r.) "Anton Refregier." It may also say "San Francisco" although the handwriting is not clear.
Anton Refregier
Study of a Man's Head for "History of California"
graphite on paper
16 3/4 in x 13 15/16 in (42.55 cm x 35.4 cm)
Elliott Erwitt
People and Statues on Beach, San Juan, Puerto Rico, from "Recent Developments"
gelatin silver print on paper
14 in. x 11 in. ( 35.5 cm x 27.9 cm )
Gift of Lawrence and Carol Zicklin
Figures in front of a large planar wall. On the left, there is one seated female in a white cloack and one standing female in a black cloack. Both of these women's faces are visible. At the center, there is a women in a black cloack carrying two large sacs and walking towards the right. To her right, there are two man walking away in dark costumes, holding rifles and wearing white, wide-brimmed hat. On the far right, there is a women walking away and dressed in white with two hair-braids visible. 
José Orozco
Marching Women
lithograph on paper
15 7/8 in x 22 3/4 in (40.32 cm x 57.78 cm);22 1/8 in x 28 1/8 in (56.2 cm x 71.44 cm)
Museum Purchase
This is a collage of black and white photographs showing parts of automobiles including mirror images of some of them, making the near symmetry a bit syncopated. There are repeated photos of two different couples, one of a man and a woman, the other of two men, photos of textiles and a photo of woman wearing similar textile, and a large hat in the bottom left corner. 
George Vargas
Temple of Autos
photo collage on foam core
20 3/16 in x 12 3/16 in (51.28 cm x 30.96 cm)
Gift of the artist
This piece is a collage with metal strips, a crushed can, a profile painting of a face on top of stencilled letters, numbers, and dollar sign.
George Vargas
Michael
metal strips, crushed can, and silver letters on wood
17 5/8 in x 8 15/16 in x 9/16 in (44.77 cm x 22.7 cm x 1.43 cm)
Gift of the artist
This dark print shows a barefoot young girl dressed in a long white garment with an infant strapped to her back.
David Alfaro Siqueiros
Child Mother
lithograph on paper
39 3/4 in x 26 3/16 in (100.96 cm x 66.52 cm);41 15/16 in x 29 15/16 in (106.52 cm x 76.04 cm);30 3/8 in x 23 1/16 in (77.15 cm x 58.58 cm);39 3/4 in x 26 3/16 in (100.96 cm x 66.52 cm)
Museum Purchase

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