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Self Surrender (#1242)
  • Emmi Whitehorse
    born 1957
    born: Crownpoint, New Mexico, United States
  • Self Surrender (#1242), 1999
  • Where object was made: United States
  • oil, pastel on paper on canvas
  • Canvas/Support: 104.2 x 134.6 cm
    Canvas/Support: 41 x 53 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • On view: 20/21 Gallery, 405, S2
  • 2003.0082
Label Text

Non-representational large-format work of mostly black and white scribbles covering the surface of the paper in the foreground. Red and black hues are smudged into the paper filling most of the background with white space left in the upper left and right corners and along the bottom edge. The upper and lower edges of the paper are rough; the left and right edges are straight.