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Figure Studded with Nails, called "Konde". Cabinda region

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    New York (photographed)

  • Date:

    1935 (photographed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Photograph

  • Museum number:

    2370-1936

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 202, box V

Physical description

Photograph of a side view of a wooden figure studded with nails across the chest, torso and front of the arms

Place of Origin

New York (photographed)

Date

1935 (photographed)

Artist/maker

Evans, Walker, born 1903 - died 1975 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Photograph

Dimensions

Height: 42 in Height of figure

Descriptive line

Photograph by Walker Evans depicting a profile view of a carved wooden figure stuck with nails, called 'Konde', from the Cabinda region of the former Portuguese Congo (an exclave of modern day Angola), in an exhibition entitled 'African Negro Art' at the Museum of Modern Art. New York, 1935.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

AFRICAN NEGRO ART

Photographs by Walker Evans

List of Photographs

The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

[NB: The term ‘negro’ was used historically to describe people of black (sub-Saharan) African heritage but, since the 1960s, has fallen from usage and, increasingly, is considered offensive. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.]
African Negro Art Edited by James Johnson Sweeney, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 1935

[NB: The term ‘negro’ was used historically to describe people of black (sub-Saharan) African heritage but, since the 1960s, has fallen from usage and, increasingly, is considered offensive. The term is repeated here in its original historical context.]

Techniques

Photography

Subjects depicted

Pain; Figures; Punishment; Sculpture; Nails; Torture

Categories

Africa; Photographs

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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