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(first panel): center etched in glass: Squared-toed and flat-footed / we came walking / out of the wilderness / in twos & fours / heading north / toward industry / toward hope; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink
(second panel): across recto etched in glass: [sheet music]; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink
(third panel): center etched in glass: Guarded by Angels of Mercy / we cake-walked to Mood Indigo / into Shy-Town--The Windy City--Chicago; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink
(fourth panel): center etched in glass: Jet Black or Indian Red / our scale of values differs / from that of the world from / which we have been excluded; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink
(fifth panel): center etched in glass: Arriving in Bronzeville / we became killers of sheep / men of letters, women of steel; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink
(sixth panel): across recto etched in glass: [sheet music]; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink
(seventh panel): center etched in glass: Once out of the storm / came the act of naming / our voices crackling / with resistance / rose from deep within / and bid us rise / & stake our claim / block by block; on verso, lower left Mark Glista Frames stamp in red ink; Jack Shainman Gallery label lower right in black ink

Provenance

Carrie Mae Weems, Syracuse, NY; NGA purchase (through Jack Shainman Gallery, New York), 2020.

Associated Names
Jack Shainman Gallery
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