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My Country ‘Tis of Thee: West Germany, 1968 (Four Views)
  • Kaspar Koening
    born 1940
    born: Mettingen, Germany
  • My Country ‘Tis of Thee: West Germany, 1968 (Four Views), 1968
  • S.M.S. No. 1
  • Where object was made: United States
  • offset lithograph
  • Object Height/Width: 273.05 x 266.7 mm
    Object Height/Width: 10 3/4 x 10 1/2 in
  • Gift of Glenn Duffee
  • Not on display
  • 1994.0076.09
Description

Four 4 ¾ x 5 inch photographs mounted on a single sheet, with vellum overlay on which is printed a rounded rectangle to mimic the shape of a mid-century television screen. Moving from top left to top right, then bottom left to bottom right, the photographs show subsequently closer views of a woman from behind seated in a chair at a table on which is set a cake and tea service. In the bottom two images the woman’s left hand cuts the cake.