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Dream Killers
  • Ganzeer
    born 1982
    born: Giza, Egypt
    Booklyn, Inc., publisher
    founded 1999
  • Dream Killers, 2015
  • Ganzeer's Trouble Trunk
  • Where object was made: Cairo, Egypt
  • xerography, sticker
  • Object Height/Width: 432 x 279 mm
    Object Height/Width: 17 x 11 in
  • Museum purchase: Shirley Cundiff Haines and Jordan L. Haines Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0025.15
Description

A group of soldiers looks forward with menacing expressions on their faces. They are carrying guns. The soldiers are dehumanized; their snarling faces are on the verge between animalistic and human. A sticker of a cat in grayscale with a turquoise background is in the center of the lower third of the page. The cat’s right eye is shut; the other has a patch over it. It appears to be wearing clothes. The rest of the poster is black and white.