Before or After, from 10048: INBOX vol. V

Keiko Narahashi, American (born Japan), born 1959



Two pills in a plastic bag attched with a paper clip to printed cardboard

Edition 11/100

Sheet: 11 × 8 9/16 in. (28 × 21.8 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Gift of Monroe A. Denton Jr., Class of 1968



Place Made: United States, North America


21st century

Object Name

Mixed Media

Research Area


Not on view


Signed and dated, in graphite, lower right: K. Narahashi 2002; printed, on object: BEFORE or AFTER / Time release capsules for temporal relief from initial shock and disbelief / Dosage: take one at midnight / Ingredients: / BEFORE: naivete, self absorption, Igorance, denial, fatalism / AFTER: righteousness, humility, self-absorption, pre-9/11 nostalgia, fatalism / Results may vary. Patient may experience excessive cynicism and/or hoplessness. Discontinue use. Do not consult physician. Have faith.


Monroe A. Denton, Jr., Brooklyn, New York; given to present collection, 2003.

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