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The First of May, 2004
  • Rupert Garcia, artist
    born 1941
    born: French Camp, California, United States ; active: United States
    Magnolia Editions, printer
    founded 1981
  • The First of May, 2004, 2004
  • The Corcoran 2005 Print Portfolio: Drawn to Representation
  • Where object was made: United States
  • mixed media
  • Paper Type: Arches Cover White and Kozo (chine col
  • Object Height/Width: 555 x 377 mm
    Object Height/Width: 21 7/8 x 14 13/16 in
  • Gift of the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington DC
  • Not on display
  • 2014.0143.07
Description

In black ink, a silhouette of hooded and cloaked figure (consciously emulating the pose of 2003-era tortured Abu Ghraib detainee Ali Shallal al-Qaisi) standing on a small stump or box with his arms wide open. Also in black ink are overlapping scratches and scribles. The background is lime green.