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Current Location:
Section 13 (VS) -> Top Shelf (VS13)
Location Notes:
IDC; Vertical Storage; Section 13; Top Shelf

Penmanship Series: Staying Alive

Artwork
Identifier:
2002.70.1
Artist:
Jeff Colby
Credit:
Gift of The Colby Foundation
Medium:
Ink and Graphite on Paper
Date:
1994
Description:
Print on paper with writing in graphite. "It is worth while to win (printed). I fight to stay alive. Now is the time to learn (printed). everyday. There is so much Flowers are God's messengers (printed). more to see, do and create."
Historical Context:
Jeff Colby used mixed media and collage to create art on the theme of his own personal and emotional struggle. In his work, he united themes of hope with horror, beauty with tragedy and the curiosity of life. After his diagnosis of HIV in the 1990s, Colby's work tended to be more emotional and physical because of the turmoil brought about by his illness. Colby died shortly after his major exposition at the Chicago Cultural Center in 1996.

Getty Art and Architecture Thesaurus Terms:
graphite
works on paper