Spencer Museum of Art The University of Kansas

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  • Annu Palakunnathu Matthew
    born 1964
    born: Stourport-on-Severn, England, United Kingdom ; active: United States
  • Whiteman/Indian, 2008–2009
  • Where object was made: Providence, Rhode Island, United States
  • ink jet print on transparency over gold paper in leather portfolio
  • Object Height/Width/Depth: closed 19.6 x 15.1 x 2.2 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: closed 7 11/16 x 5 15/16 x 7/8 in
    Object Height/Width/Depth: open 19.6 x 31.4 x 1 cm
    Object Height/Width/Depth: open 7 11/16 x 12 3/8 x 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2013.0121

Two photographs framed side by side in a leather-bound folio. On the left-hand side, a white man in a suit sits to the left of a Native American who is also seated and wears traditional clothing, including a feather which sticks out above his head. At the bottom left corner of this image it reads “WHITEMAN.” On the right-hand side of the folio, a woman in a suit with leather boots is seated to the left of a white man in work wear. In the bottom right hand corner of this image is the word “INDIAN.”