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Rifles Aimed to Kill

Accession Number
2016/2.159

Title
Rifles Aimed to Kill

Artist(s)
Joanne Leonard

Object Creation Date
2013

Medium & Support
inkjet print on paper

Dimensions
24 in x 36 in (60.96 cm x 91.44 cm);20 in x 31 in (50.8 cm x 78.74 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
The text accompanying the image reads: August 9, 2013, news photo: Free Syrian Army fighters near the Menagh air base in Aleppo Province, which rebels captured this week after months of trying. Reuters. Book Reproduction: Goya’s The Third of May 1808, oil on canvas, Prado, Madrid in Goya by Sarah Symmons, Phaidon Press Ltd., London, 1998.

Physical Description
Image of a book lying open to a page featuring a painting of a firing squad. A newsclipping featuring a photo of two men with guns looking through a window in a brick wall lies on the book across the open page.  

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
color

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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