Number four of five from the portfolio Stain, from the Discolored series

Berni Searle, South African, born 1964



Digital print with text

Edition 3/20

Sheet: 19 9/16 × 17 11/16 in. (49.7 × 45 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth: Purchased through the William B. and Evelyn F. Jaffe (58, 60, & 63) Fund

© Berni Searle



Place Made: South Africa, Southern Africa, Africa


21st century

Object Name


Research Area



Not on view


Signed and dated, in graphite, lower left: B Searle / 2000; inscribed, in graphite, lower right: 3/20

Course History

HIST 66, AAAS 15, History of Africa since 1800, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

AAAS 11, Introduction to African Studies, Naaborko Sackeyfio, Spring 2013

History 67.01/African and African American Studies 46.01, History of Modern South Africa, Robert Zeinstra III, Winter 2024

Exhibition History

Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, William B. Jaffe and Evelyn A. Jaffe Hall Galleries, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 1-August 10, 2008; Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Wellesley, Massachusetts, September 10-December 10, 2008; San Diego Museum of Art, San Diego, California, January 21-April 26, 2009.

Looking Backward, Moving Forward: Women Photographers at the Hood Museum of Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, June 12-September 19, 2004.

Publication History

Barbara Thompson, Black Womanhood: Images, Icons, and Ideologies of the African Body, Seattle: University of Washington Press [Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College], 2008, p. 345, plate 124.

Brian P. Kennedy and Emily Shubert Burke, Modern and Contemporary Art at Dartmouth: Highlights from the Hood Museum of Art, Hanover: Trustees of Dartmouth College, 2009 p.166, no.135.


Axis Gallery, New York; sold to present collection, 2002.

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