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The Dancers (Powwow, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas)
  • Patricia DuBose Duncan
    born 1932
    born: Nashville, Tennessee, United States
  • The Dancers (Powwow, Haskell Indian Nations University, Lawrence, Kansas), 1988
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • mixed media
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 69 x 105.5 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27 1/8 x 41 1/2 in
    Mount Dimensions: 101.5 x 135.5 cm
    Mount Dimensions: 39 15/16 x 53 3/8 in
    Frame Dimensions: 40 1/2 x 53 1/2 x 1 3/4 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0055
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Nine mounted images of powwow dancers on white mat board. Photographs embellished in bright pink, orange, purple, and white on black background. Images are all 22.5 cm (h) x 34.5 cm (w), and mounted approximately 1.25 cm apart.
Top left image- back of dancer
Top center image- side of dancer in motion, abstracted (out of focus) objects in background
Top right image- back of dancer in foreground, out of focus image of front of dancer in left background
Center left image- side view of dancer with elaborate costume in motion, audience members visible in left background
Center image- frontal view of dancer with elaborate costume and visible detail, audience members in background
Center right image- frontal view of dancer, motion suggested, audience members in left background, second dancer in right background
Bottom left image- foreground- dancer in motion, near abstraction. Left background- frontal view of dancer slightly out of focus
Bottom center image- abstracted image of dancer in motion, audience in background
Bottom right image- abstracted image of dancer in motion, audience in left background