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Nat Turner, 2005
Kip Deeds

Watercolor, ink and graphite on paper, Frame H: 19 1/2 in, Frame W: 21 1/2 in, Image H: 16 1/2 in, Image W: 14 1/2 in
Gift of the Perkins Center for the Arts, 2007  2007.1
Not On View
Inscriptions:
recto: c.l. to u.c., blue pencil: "Nat Turner * Killed to be free * Died to Live"; u.c., blue pencil: "Drawing Blood Infusing Perspective, Injecting truth Serum"; c.l., on yellow ribbon, red pencil: "an attempt to be accounted for. Without representation there is no liberation"; l.c., on white ribbon on boat, blue pencil: "White flight the Caucasian Cruiser"; l.c., yellow text bubble, graphite: "HELP".

Labels/Stamps:
"Kip Deeds (copyright) 2006 Nat Turner" on picture backing.

Provenance: The artist; with Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, New Jersey, October 2006.
Exhibition History:
"Works on Paper 2006," Perkins Center for the Arts, Moorestown, NJ, October 1-29, 2006, no. 30 (Juror's Award for Artistic Excellence and Purchase Award for the Newark Museum).

Keywords: Portrait, History, Slavery, African American, Boat, Needle