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William Lieberman Collection of Contemporary Art ➔ Untitled (225, 95, 240, 34, 260)

Artwork

Identifier:
2010.42.2
Artist:
Jane Hammond
Medium:
Oil on Canvas
Date:
1989
Dimensions:
Artworks - Height: 76 in Width: 70 in
Description:
A painting with a collage of images. In the upper left corner is a house balancing on a piece of rock that tapers to a point at the bottom. Beneath that there is a face being stretched apart by two hands. In the center there is one hand making a knot in a yellow cloth. Above that, are two hands using a manual drill on a yellow surface. In the upper right corner is a hand holding several, yellow dollar bills. Beneath it is a hand holding a rod with a "B" in a yellow circle at the top, there is a white silhouette around the hand in the shape of a person. The background is a dark pink.
Historical Context:
Jane received her B.F.A. from Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona in 1974 and her M.F.A from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Madison, Wisconsin. Earlier in the artist career, she assembled a collection of images from instructional or scientific manuals, children's books, books on puppetry and magic, as well as charts on alchemy, animals, religion, and phrenology. From this collection she culled 276 images that functioned as her image bank for future subject matter in her paintings. The numbers represented in her painting titles refer to these assembled images numbers.
Credit:
Gift of William Lieberman
Library of Congress Subjects
Water-soluble oil paint
Location Notes:
LIB; 2nd fl., Open-Computer Lab, right of Bridge to Book Area