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And not one will know of the war, not one
  • Matthew Day Jackson
    born 1974
    born: Panorama City, California, United States
  • And not one will know of the war, not one, 2015–2016
  • There Will Come Soft Rains
  • Where object was made: United States
  • etching
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 497 x 323 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 19 9/16 x 12 11/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 686 x 521 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 x 20 1/2 in
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 500 x 327 mm
    Plate Mark/Block Dimensions: 19 11/16 x 12 7/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Peter T. Bohan Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0024.08

An American flamingo stands on the shore of a body of water. Its head is lowered and hovers just above its left foot. The silhouettes of several flamingoes are in the water in the background. Most of the print is in a shade of dark pink, though a large globe is in the sky in the background. The globe is teal, maroon, and yellow and looks like a planet. At the very bottom of this globe, it appears that the colors of the globe are dripping, implying that there is some sort of meltdown. The scientific name for the birds is printed below the image: "Phoenicopterus ruber".