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Recent Acquisitions 8

Peter Coffin, American, born 1972
Peter Norton Christmas Project, 2006
Album, cardboard, photographs, and magnets
1 x 12 1/4 x 12 1/4 in. 
Gift of the Director of the Hood Museum of Art; 2006.99

Vito Acconci, American, born 1942
Documentation of the Performance "Command Performance," performance date: January 19, 1974
Photographs and white crayon on paper
20 1/4 x 20 1/4 in.
Gift of Monroe A. Denton Jr., Class of 1968; 2006.100.1

Vito Acconci made his mark in the early 1970s with a series of performance works that often applied the scientific method to a series of actions involving his body. Command Performance, which is documented in this work, was an installation at 112 Greene Street, an alternative art and performance space in New York. The work involved a dark room into which the visitor walked. A diagram in the documentation shows the room's setup. A monitor shows Acconci's image, seen from above. He is humming and dreaming of "you who happen to be there." His recorded image speaks to the visitor, with paranoid overtones: "You can show yourself to them, but in the end you’ll come back to me, won't you . . . they can see you, you hate, them, you keep in inside . . . you can't keep it inside, you turn against them, you’re turning against me . . . you have a purpose, you’re starting a revolution." These ramblings are accompanied by his insistent humming. This sense of being watched and watching, the disembodied voice and empty stool visible in the setup were precursors to later works, in which Acconci's voice is a primary element but he himself if no longer present (as the empty stool portends).

Carolee Schneemann, American, born 1939; Su Friedrich, American, born 1954
Documentation of the Performance "Americana I Ching Apple Pie," performance: 1975; photographs: 1977
Photographs and typewriting on paper
20 1/2 x 20 1/2 in.
Gift of Monroe A. Denton, Jr., Class of 1968; 2006.100.2

Carolee Schneemann was one of the earliest feminist performance artists and filmmakers, and she worked to redefine the female body and female sexuality against the dominant culture of commercially and socially defined norms. In the era of Playboy centerfolds and the sexual revolution of the 1960s and 1970s, Schneemann and other early feminist artists such a Judy Chicago and Sylvia Sleigh sought to emerge from the margins of the art world and work within the new framework for artistic discourse established by women. In Americana I Ching Apple Pie, Schneemann documents with six photographs a performance from May 1977 in which she took items from a jumble or garage sale, pulled back her hair with a rag, and then sold other donated items as if they were baked goods. She evokes the traditional roles of women as organizers of charity events and bakers of items for fairs and church socials.

Ed Garman, American, 1914-2004
Und (No. 310), 1942
Oil on Masonite Prestwood
24 x 24 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.101

Ed Garman, American, 1914-2004
Und (No. 489), 1956
Oil on Masonite Prestwood
22 1/8 x 27 1/4 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.102

Ed Garman, American, 1914-2004
Und (No. 1001), 1983
Acrylic on Masonite Prestwood
17 1/8 x 13 1/8 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.103

Oskar Fischinger, German, 1900-1967
Und, 1950
Oil on board
11 3/4 x 9 1/4 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.104

Unknown, Persian, Mogul School
Story of the Mogul Emperor Akbar, 18th century
Leather bound manuscript with four watercolor and guilt illuminations
1 1/8 x 8 9/16 x 5 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.105

Unknown, Indian, Mogul School
After the Hunt, 18th century
Watercolor and guilt illuminations on paper
Image: 7 5/8 x 3 1/2 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.106.1

Unknown, Indian; Mogul School
Elopement on Elephant, 18th century
Watercolor and guilt illuminations on paper
8 1/4 x 4 1/8 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.106.2

Anne Lieberman, American, 20th century
Two Women, 1972
Etching, aquatint, and drypoint
23 x 15 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.107

Hans Gustav Burkhardt, American, 1904-1994
Und (Possibly a Christmas Card), 1978
Linocut
Impression: 7 7/8 x 6 3/4 in.; sheet: 15 x 11 1/8 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.108.1

Hans Gustav Burkhardt, American, 1904-1994
Und (Possibly a Christmas Card), 1980
Linocut
Impression: 5 x 3 7/8 in.; sheet: 11 1/4 x 7 1/2 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.108.2

Hans Gustav Burkhardt, American, 1904-1994
Und (Possibly a Christmas Card), 1982
Linocut
Impression: 4 13/16 x 7 7/8 in.; sheet: 7 1/2 x 11 1/4 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.108.3

Hans Gustav Burkhardt, American, 1904-1994
Und (Possibly a Christmas Card), 1984
Linocut
Impression: 9 x 7 in.; sheet: 13 x 10 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.108.4

Hans Gustav Burkhardt, American, 1904-1994
Und (Possibly a Christmas Card), 1987
Linocut
Impression: 8 7/8 x 6 1/2 in.; Sheet: 11 1/8 x 7 7/16 in.
Gift of the Estate of Fannie and Alan Leslie M.D., Class of 1930, Medical School 1931; 2006.108.5

Unknown artist, Middle Sepik River, Papua New Guinea
Standing male figure
Wood
Height: 37 in.
Harry A. Franklin Family Collection; 990.54.27891

Andrew Moore, American, born 1957
Gypsy Camp, Sarajevo, 2002
Chromogenic print
46 x 56 in.
Purchased through the Sondra and Charles Gilman Jr. Foundation Fund; 2007.2

New England Glass Company, American (East Cambridge, Massachusetts), active 1818-88
Pitcher, about 1870
Blown lead glass
10 1/4 x 7 7/8 x 5 1/2 in.
Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund; 2007.3.1

This pitcher is one of relatively few examples that can be positively attributed to the New England Glass Company, a firm known for the quality of their glass, which was tailored for an upper-class market. After the pitcher was blown into its general shape and annealed, the cutting process formed its notched rim, neck flutes, and starburst pattern on the base. The quality and character of the engraving, which includes the monogram “AD” for the Dalton family, points to it having been worked by one of the most highly regarded engravers in nineteenth-century America, Louis Vaupel. Vaupel immigrated to the United States as an experienced engraver in 1850 and worked for the New England Glass Company from 1851 until its closing in 1888. Strengthening the Vaupel attribution, the exact design for this pitcher’s engraved motif of a trailing vine with bright-cut berries appears in Vaupel’s personal sketchbook.

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American (Sandwich, Massachusetts), 1825-87
Candlestick, about 1860
Pressed lead glass
10 1/2 x 3 11/16 x 3 5/8 in.
Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund; 2007.3.2

Boston and Sandwich Glass Company, American (Sandwich, Massachusetts), 1825-87
Candlestick, about 1860
Pressed lead glass
10 1/2 x 3 11/16 x 3 5/8 in.
Purchased through the Katharine T. and Merrill G. Beede 1929 Fund and the Hood Museum of Art Acquisitions Fund; 2007.3.3

Torii Kiyomasu II, Japanese, 1706-1763
The Actors Ichikawa Ebizo II and Matsumoto Koshiro II, about 1739
Woodblock print
12 1/4 x 5 15/16 in.
Purchased through the Charles J. and Opel  Zimmerman 1923, the Mrs. Harvey P. Hood W'18 Fund, the Phyllis and Bertram Geller 1937 Memorial Fund, the
Stephen and Constance Spahn '63 Acquisition Fund, the Hood Museum of Art Acquisition Fund, and through gifts by exchange; 2007.4

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