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verso: Vija Celmins 1975 / This work is dedicated to the indigenous / peoples who for centuries have inhabited / this austere and beautiful land- Alaska.

Provenance

(David McKee Inc., Los Angeles); purchased 1985 by Edward R. Broida, Los Angeles; gift 2005 to NGA.











Exhibition History
1992
Vija Celmins Retrospective, Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia; Henry Art Gallery, Seattle; Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 1992-1994.
2006
Selections from the Collection of Edward R. Broida, National Gallery of Art, Washington, 2006, unnumbered brochure.