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Knowledge of the Past is the Key to the Future: Upside Down Jesus and the Politics of Survival

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Robert Colescott, Knowledge of the Past is the Key to the Future: Upside Down Jesus and the Politics of Survival, 1987, acrylic on canvas, Museum Purchase: Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection, © 1987 Robert Colescott, 88.3

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Title

Knowledge of the Past is the Key to the Future: Upside Down Jesus and the Politics of Survival

Artist

Robert Colescott (American, 1925-2009)

Date

1987

Medium

acrylic on canvas

Dimensions (H x W x D)

90 1/2 in x 114 3/4 in

Inscriptions & Markings

title; signature; date; place; medium: KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST IS THE KEY TO THE FUTURE--- "UPSIDE-DOWN JESUS AND THE POLITICS OF SURVIVAL" (C) FEB 1987 Robert Colescott Roswell N.M. Acrylic, ink, verso of stretcher Description: handwritten in black permanent marker

signature: R Colescott 87, brushed, lower right corner

Collection Area

Modern and Contemporary Art; Northwest Art

Category

Paintings

Object Type

painting

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Robert Hale Ellis Jr. Fund for the Blanche Eloise Day Ellis and Robert Hale Ellis Memorial Collection

Accession Number

88.3

Copyright

© 1987 Robert Colescott

Terms

canvas

oil paint

oil paintings

paintings

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History
Exhibitions

1995 Hard Choices: Works from the Permanent Collection Portland Art Museum

1999 Robert Colescott: Recent Paintings Portland Art Museum

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