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Displaced Peoples 2
  • Chris Pappan
    born 1971
    born: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Displaced Peoples 2, 2011
  • Where object was made: New Mexico, United States
  • acrylic on wood panel
  • Canvas/Support: 110 x 82 cm
    Canvas/Support: 43 1/4 x 32 1/4 in
    Frame Dimensions: 46 1/4 x 35 1/4 x 1 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0010
Label Text

Vertically oriented, four male figures overlaying a historic map: "Map showing the lands assigned to emmigrant Indians west of Arkansas and Missouri." Map overlaying floral motif in tan and brown. Three seated male figures, one standing male figure. Left figure holging staff in proper left hand; second left figure standing with full length green robe; third figure sitting with purple shirt and distinct leggings; fourth figure from left seated with white shirt, green robe and left proper arm hidden. Figures purposely distorted into oval shape with outer edges cropped.