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Whitney Western Art Museum

Makers
Reiss, Winold 11
Descriptions
gouache and pastel 4
Names
Painting 860
Subjects
Piegan 20 Indian 729
Date:
ca. 1929
Dimensions:
sight height: 29.375 in, sight width: 21.25 in, Frame height: 33.75 in, Frame width: 25.625 in
Title:
Man and Woman, Sign Talking
Credit Line:
Gift of W. Tjark Reiss
Gloss:
Before the coming of the Europeans to America sign language was used to overcome the barrier posed by hundreds of distinct languages being spoken. In this painting the woman appears to use the sign for "alone" however the way in which the finger completes the motion is the final indicator of its meaning.
Remarks:
Restrictions: Can only be reproduced in exhibition catalogues without the permission of W. Tjark Reiss.
Accession Number:
9.71

As of 06-14-2017 this object is on display in the Whitney Western Art Museum.
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