X
MOV File
Online Collections

She Escaped the Circus and was Shot 98 Times

Sue%20Coe%2C%20%3Cb%3E%3Ci%3E%20She%20Escaped%20the%20Circus%20and%20was%20Shot%2098%20Times%3C%2Fi%3E%3C%2Fb%3E%2C%202007%2C%20soft-ground%20etching%20on%20paper%2C%20Gift%20of%20the%20Printmaking%20Department%2C%20Pacific%20Northwest%20College%20of%20Art%2C%20%26%23169%3B%20Sue%20Coe%2C%20Courtesy%20Galerie%20St.%20Etienne%2C%20New%20York%2C%202008.67
Sue Coe, She Escaped the Circus and was Shot 98 Times, 2007, soft-ground etching on paper, Gift of the Printmaking Department, Pacific Northwest College of Art, © Sue Coe, Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York, 2008.67

This work is not currently on view.

Save to My Collection
Facebook Twitter
Details
Title

She Escaped the Circus and was Shot 98 Times

Artist

Sue Coe (British and American, active United States, born 1951)

Related People

printer: Tom Prochaska (American, born Czechoslovakia, born 1945)

Date

2007

Medium

soft-ground etching on paper

Edition

30/32

Dimensions (H x W x D)

plate: 5 13/16 in x 7 15/16 in; sheet: 11 1/4 in x 15 in

Inscriptions & Markings

title: She escaped the circus and was/shot 98 times, inscribed, in the plate in the area of the sky

signature: Sue Coe 07, graphite, below the platemark, l.r.

edition: 30/32, graphite, below the platemark., l.l.

Chopmark: MARS, lower left margin

inscription: W MRT, inscribed, on building

Collection Area

Graphic Arts

Category

Prints

Object Type

intaglio print

Culture

British

Credit Line

Gift of the Printmaking Department, Pacific Northwest College of Art

Accession Number

2008.67

Copyright

© Sue Coe, Courtesy Galerie St. Etienne, New York

Terms

circuses

elephant

intaglio printing

intaglio prints

paper

soft-ground etching

wove paper

Description

British-born artist and activist Sue Coe is one of the most politically engaged printmakers in the United States. She uses her graphic art as a vehicle to expose injustice, particularly in the area of animal rights. The suffering of circus animals is a recurring theme in her oeuvre. While visiting the Pacific Northwest College of Art in Portland in 2007, the artist created this print, alluding to the elephant Tyke, who was shot eighty-six times in the streets of Kakaako, Hawaii, when she escaped the circus after crushing her trainer to death during a performance in 1994. Coe lives and works in upstate New York.

Related Artworks
Media
IMLS logoNEA logoNEH logo

The Portland Art Museum’s Online Collections site is brought to you thanks to support provided by the State of Oregon through its second Culture, History, Arts, Movies, and Preservation funding program and generous awards from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts.

This Portland Art Museum's Online Collections site is powered by MWeb.