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Poem Painting - Politicians
1972
Photographer:Photographed by Unknown
Maker:Made by Clifford Mitchell , American, 1925 - 2005
Photography; gelatin silver print on paper
Primary Dimensions (image height x width): 10 x 7 5/8in. (25.4 x 19.4cm) Sheet (height x width): 10 x 8in. (25.4 x 20.3cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Brenda Mitchell-Powell
Description: Reproduction of an artwork featuring a group of seven men, seen from the torso up, all wearing suits. Below them is a large, dark square, and to their left is the text, "Every day I hear the." To the right are lines of text, with two phrases repeated: "Everyday I hear the politicians say thus and thus is so... But few ever state a real reason why thus and thus is so."
Subject Note: The entry for this piece in the "Artwork Catalog" shows that it appeared in Mitchell's one-man exhibition at Augsburg College in Minneapolis, Minnesota, in 1972; another one-man exhibition at the Mattatuck Museum in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1973; at the Silvermine Guild Arts Center and American International College in 1974; and a third one-man show at Connecticut Public Television in Hartford, Connecticut. It was sold into a private collection in 1974. From "Artwork Catalog."
Object Number: 2012.236.146
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