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forget it
  • Adrian Piper
    born 1948
    born: New York, New York, United States
  • forget it, 1991
  • color offset lithograph
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 274 x 539 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 274 x 539 mm
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 25 in
  • Gift of Cary Leibowitz
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0135

This piece is considered a collage, many separate images to create a whole. The background of the piece is a blue gridded paper. Drawn on this paper, on top left, is a rendering of the three monkeys, "hear no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil." In front of this drawn image we see a photo of men chained together with police watching. On right side of image we see a yellow form/application for credit with a hand drawn figure of a naked black man with an erect penis. In the far right, a black mother is holding her child. In red text we read the words, on the left, "forget" on the right, "it."