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Summary Information.

Title
Divide & conquer
Alternative Title
Divide and conquer
Creator
Cummins, Maureen
Contributor
Women's Studio Workshop
American Antiquarian Society
Date Created and/or Issued
[2007]
Publication Information
[Rosendale, NY] : [Women's Studio Workshop], [2007]
Contributing Institution
UC Irvine, Libraries, Special Collections
Collection
Artists' books collection
Rights Information
Copyrighted
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Rights Notes
[2007]
Description
Scope/Content: Title from spine.
Technique: Artist's book consisting of 3 sets of prints housed in a linen-covered clamshell box divided into three compartments. The forty-two print elements can be pieced together to form fourteen prints, which measure 10" x 14" each. Printed on the verso of each print are excerpts "from a manuscript that the artist discovered while in residency at the American Antiquarian Society in the fall of 2000. The handwritten pages, which numbered over three hundred in length, comprised the transcript for a series of congressional hearings held in 1871. The purpose of the hearings was to gain information about the activities of the group known at that time as the Ku Klux, a widespread organization that was responsible for a virtual reign of terror throughout the south in the decades following the civil war. The transcripts bear witness not only to the horrific acts of the KK, but also to the way in which they divided a community along racial lines by targeting anyone who resisted their vision of racial separation and white supremacy"--Colophon.
Technique: "To produce the printed pieces, multiple layers of text and imagery were hand silkscreened onto sheets of Arches Cover, then hand-colored. The images used for the prints are period photographs and engravings collected by the artist"--Colophon.
Scope/Content: Limited edition of 40 copies.
Type
physical object
Format
1 v. :
Form/Genre
Artists' books--21st century Women authors
Screen prints--21st century Color
paper dolls
halos (glories)
crowns (headdresses)
linen (material)
cadavres exquis
Extent
42 cm
Identifier
ark:/87280/t02z13fk
N7433.C86 D58 2007
Subject
political art
Racism--United States Pictorial works
racial discimination
<social classes by specific type>
saints
martyrs
race (group of people)
terrorism
Ku Klux Klan (19th century)
Place
United States

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