Our Eyes Were Covered, from the Amman series of The Abu Ghraib Project

Daniel A. Heyman, American, born 1963

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March 2006

Drypoint on Rives BFK paper

19/30

Plate: 15 5/8 x 11 5/8 in. (39.7 x 29.6 cm)

Sheet (Irreg.): 26 7/8 x 22 5/16 in. (68.3 x 56.6 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Purchased through the Anonymous Fund #144

2007.66.6

Printer

Cindi Ettinger

C. R. Ettinger Studio, Philadelphia

Geography/Culture

North America, United States

Period

21st century

Object Name

Print

Classification

Print

Not on view

Inscription

Signed and dated, in graphite, lower right margin: D[illegible] 2006; numbered, in graphite, lower left margin: 19/30; titled and inscribed, in plate, upper left to right: OUR EYES WERE COVERED WITH PLASTIC WRAPS AND / GOGGLES AND MOVED tO SC. WE WERE ASKED TO UNDRESS, / AND STAYED UNDER THE HOT SUN FOR HOURS HAND- / CUFFED. / WE WERE NOT GUILTY OF ANYTHING. IF I HAD DONE / SOMETHING, I WOULD / HAVE BEEN PROUD, / BUT WE HAD NOT / DONE ANYTHING.; inscribed, in plate, lower left: BORN 12 JANUARY 1973 / ARRESTED 21 MAY [inscription oriented horizontally, with left at lower center and right at center]; inscribed, in plate, lower left corner: 1608[backwards 7]9 [inscription oriented horizontally with right at bottom edge] Embossed, lower right corner: [insignia: C [symbol] [three horizontal lines stacked vertically], with arc above and below] Watermark, lower right: BFK RIVES

Course History

THEA 10.1, COLT 34.2, Human Rights and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Fall 2014

SART 27, SART 28, SART 74, Printmaking I, Printmaking II, Printmaking III, Louise Hamlin, Spring 2014

THEA 10.1, Human Rights and Performance, Laura Edmondson, Spring 2014

SART 27, SART 28, Printmaking I-Intaglio, Printmaking II, Louise Hamlin, Winter 2014

FREN 7, French Graphic Novels, Annabelle Cone, Spring 2013

ENVS 80, Writing Our Way Home: The Writing That Sustains Us, Terry Tempest Williams, Spring 2013

Exhibition History

Word and Image in Contemporary Art, Churchill P. Lathrop Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26-August 4, 2013.

A Space for Dialogue 47, Bearing Witness, The Abu Ghraib Project by Daniel Heyman, Kristin Monahan Garcia, MALS 2005, Assistant Curator of Academic and Student Programming and John Mathias, Class of 2011, Main Lobby, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, December 5, 2008-February 1, 2009. [Exhibited in conjunction with Dartmouth College's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration and its 2009 theme, "Getting to the Mountaintop: Moving through Conflict toward Reconciliation."

Publication History

Kristin Monahan Gracia and John Mathias, A Space for Dialogue 47, Bearing Witness, The Abu Ghraib Project by Daniel Heyman, A Space for Dialogue 47, Bearing Witness, The Abu Ghraib Project by Daniel Heyman, Kristin Monahan Garcia, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2009, ill. cover page.

Provenance

The artist, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; sold to the present collection, 2007.

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