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Wherefore War

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Wherefore War

Marian Spore Bush

Object Creation Date
circa 1930

Medium & Support
oil on canvas

45 15/16 in. x 5 ft. 4 in. x 1 1/2 in. (116.68 x 162.56 x 3.81 cm)

Credit Line
Gift from the family of Marian S. Bush

Physical Description
Grey, black and white in color. There is a large black creature (snake-like) in the center. Below is dark (water or underground), and there are hundreds of skulls floating. In the grey areas (possibly land?), there are hundreds of soldiers wearing black, in formation.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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people (agents)
skulls (skeleton components)

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