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C2 - Gant- Community Work in Detroit (brainstorm list)

Single orange building on snow-covered ground with a large tree on the viewer's right. 
Object Orange
Auburndale Site, Highland Park, MI, #4
iris print | paper
Museum purchase made possible by Stuart and Maxine Frankel
Two abstracted, bust-length figures, one male and one female, look directly at the viewer with large smiles. The background is tan, and filled with swirling lines and scribbles. The face and eyes of each figure are outlined in thick green, the mouths in thick yellow. The “whites” of the eyes are red, while the pupils are circles of pale purple. Purple paint drips down from the eyes of the male figure, while the paint on the female figure drips upward.
Tyree Guyton
Ups and Downs
acrylic | masonite
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
Tyree Guyton
The Birthday Dress
1990 – 2016
paint, metal | masonite
Gift of Alice Aznavorian Simsar
Sam Mackey
Untitled (3658 Heidelberg Detroit)
1987 – 1992
black, blue, and red crayon | cream wove paper
Gift of The Daniel and Harriet Fusfeld Folk Art Collection
A splatter painted bird cage stand with a rounded top cage on top in red, green, orange, white and blue. There is mesh on one side of the bottom of the cage that is also splatter painted. Inside the cage hanging from the top is a small bell, part of an American flag and a replica of a human penis, painted black, hanging upside down.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (bird cage, re-lynching)
1980 – 2010
metal bird cage stand, American flag, rubber elements, metal bell and rectangular-shaped screen |
Gift of H. David Zucca
A "Norton Abrasives" wooden crate is filled with empty rusted gallon paint containers with dried paint inside. A cracked rearview mirror is attached to one side and an American flag is smushed into one side of the box. A small toy platypus sits inside one of the paint cans, although the platypus is moveable; instructions to museum state that museum staff can place platypus where they please.
Tyree Guyton
Untitled (Paint Cans)
1980 – 2010
paint cans, wooden crate, American flag, rearview mirror, ceramic |
Gift of H. David Zucca
A photography montage. A red circle in which a couple embraces is layered over a photograph of a tomato plant growing in a long dirt-filled planter placed against a white wall. Affixed to the planter is a tomato-themed runner. 
Wade Guyton
The Tomato Lovers
dye coupler print | paper
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends Acquisition Fund
Tyree Guyton
Dotty-Wotty House
woodcut | paper
Gift of Alexa Lee
Ryan McGinness
Hopeless Gifts to Official Culture
silkscreen on skateboard |
Museum purchase made possible by the Friends Acquisition Fund
Ceramic vessel with long narrow neck and no foot, lip or rim covered in an iridescent green glaze that covers most of vessel with exposed white-ish clay body at the bottom
Mary Chase Stratton;Pewabic Pottery
1909 – 1983
stoneware |
Gift of Miss Ann Cook
This print is one of a series of ten works in a portfolio titled, "Earth Projects." They were pulled in the Detroit Workshop at the Common Ground of the Arts in Detroit during the summer and fall of 1969. Robert Morris stated, "They are organized around certain phenomena that can best be experienced outside... dust storms, earthquakes, plowed fields, sudden changes of temperature, Indian mounds, concrete dams, formal gardens, steam rising from city streets, natural disasters and aftermath, suburban hedges and gravel paths, burning industrial wastes storage dumps of vast quantities of materials...most of the projects would, if built, be of such a scale that the whole of the work could not be seen. This would allow the body [to explore the work] through walking rather than through an instantaneous visual impression." The immense scale of these projects often meant that the work’s overall structure or shape would be visible to the spectator only from a distance, while the experience in greater proximity to the w
Robert Morris
Steam, from "Earth Projects, A Suite of 10 Prints"
lithograph | Rives BFK Paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Manoogian
This lithograph on white wove paper is horizontally oriented with a grid of light gray lines on a white background. On the left side is a yellow and green contour map with a red rectangle, at an angle, in the center portion of the map.  On the right side there are diagrams connected by vertical lines. On the bottom there are cross section plans for a pit in the ground and a pile of rocks in water.  Above these is a small contour map. There are word labels throughout this work. <br />
Robert Morris
Piles and Pits, from "Earth Projects, A Suite of 10 Prints"
lithograph | Rives BFK Paper
Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Richard Manoogian


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46 Collection Object Sources

Ups and Downs (2002/1.202)
The Tomato Lovers (2008/1.167)
Vase (1983/1.151)
Total Eclipse (2005/2.62)
Ice House (2012/2.2)
Model No. 30183 (2013/2.302)
Untitled (Blue) (2013/2.316)
Super '76 (1976/2.82)
Untitled (1989/1.42)
Untitled (1989/1.43)
Swinging Bridge (1949/1.132)
Black and White (1983/1.196)
Top Hat and Cane (2013/2.301)
Untitled (2013/2.309)
Michael (2004/1.154)
Children's Garden (2004/1.156)
Michigan Worker (2004/1.153)
King of Spades (2008/2.311)
Untitled (1975/1.53)
Spirit Dancer (2003/2.79)
Untitled (1975/1.54)
School (2002/1.198)
Untitled (1976/2.81)
Tile (1973/2.58)

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