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Sanctuary for the Deacon's Sons
  • Renée Stout
    born 1958
    born: Junction City, Kansas, United States ; active: United States
  • Sanctuary for the Deacon's Sons, 2000
  • Where object was made: United States
  • mixed media, paint, wood, glass bottles, inkjet print photograph
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: 69.2 x 57.8 x 13.7 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: 27 1/4 x 22 3/4 x 5 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2001.0063
Label Text

Green digital reprint of a sepia photograph of an African American man under glass surrounded by a frame that is painted to look like an old wood construction. Glued on a small shelf under picture are a set of teeth (labeled in white “Do as I say not as I do”) and little bottles of Canadian whisky, one with a photograph of three boys inside. The construction is made out of used wood with little nails sticking into it and numbers written on it. The word “Mount Zion” is written at the top of the wood construction in white letters, above them is a wood cross.