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Between and Mortarboard

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Tim Rollins

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
ink and watercolor on paper

8 1/2 in x 5 1/4 in (21.59 cm x 13.34 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Leonard Rosenberg

Subject matter
This study was part of a project in which Tim Rollins collaborated with students at a public school in the Bronx, starting in the early 1980s. Called Kids of Survival or "KOS," the project entailed Rollins or one of the students reading aloud from literary texts. From this inspiration, Rollins and the students would create artistic interpretations of the texts. This study was made in anticipation of a print suite created after Gustave Flaubert's 1874 The Temptation of Saint Anthony. The page here is from a section where Anthony is being tempted by the gods of ancient times.

Physical Description
This watercolor study has a green, red, and gray figure floating on a page taken from a copy of Gustave Flaubert's The Temptation of Saint Anthony. The page has a series of marks at the bottom of the paper in pencil by the artist, including his initials (l.r.) "TR".

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Primary Object Type

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

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