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Greed II
  • Norman Akers
    born 1958
    born: Fairfax, Oklahoma, United States ; active: United States
  • Greed II, 2010
  • Where object was made: Lawrence, Kansas, United States
  • reduction gum rollup, stenciling
  • Paper Type: wove
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 237 x 206 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 5/16 x 8 1/8 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 405 x 360 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 15 15/16 x 14 1/8 in
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 16 in
  • Museum purchase: Letha Churchill Walker Memorial Art Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2012.0035

Silhouettes of birds (sparrow and scissor-tailed flycatcher) in flight surround a central roundel that incorporates a sixteenth-century woodcut image of nude male figures torturing a supine, bearded man in a doublet and breaches by pouring water into his mouth. This image is superimposed over a faint image of the apse of a gothic church and the entire collage-like composition is arranged over a yellow road map background.