Format Photos, Prints, Drawings
Contributors Thomson, Helga
Dates 2001
Language English
Subjects Chine Collé Prints
Color
Disasters
Monotypes
September 11 Terrorist Attacks
World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)
Title
Towers / Helga Thomson, 01.
Summary
Print portrays two towers with the hand of Fatima (Hamsa), an eye, and people buried underground. Although created before the September 11th terrorist attacks on New York City, the image came to evoke the World Trade Center disaster.
Contributor Names
Thomson, Helga, artist
Created / Published
[20]01.
Subject Headings
-  World Trade Center (New York, N.Y.)--Disasters--2000-2010
-  September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001
Format Headings
Chine collé prints--Color--2000-2010.
Monotypes--Color--2000-2010.
Notes
-  Title from item.
-  Signed and titled in pencil.
-  Copyright by Helga Thomson.
-  Part of series called Downloading.
-  Purchase;--Helga Thomson;--2002;--(DLC/PP-2002:088).
-  Exhibited: Witness and Response: September 11 Acquisitions at the Library of Congress, 2002.
Medium
1 print : monotype and chine collé, color ; 89.2 x 59.5 cm.
Call Number
Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2002:088 [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
ppmsca 01732 http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.01732
Library of Congress Catalog Number
2002713135
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-01732 (digital file from original)
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For information see "Helga Thomson" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/332_thom.html)
Access Advisory
Served by appointment (Unprocessed). To make a request, see "Access to Unprocessed Materials," http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/info/022_unpr.html
http://lccn.loc.gov/2002713135


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  • Rights Advisory: Publication may be restricted. For information see "Helga Thomson" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/332_thom.html)
  • Reproduction Number: LC-DIG-ppmsca-01732 (digital file from original)
  • Call Number: Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2002:088 [item] [P&P]
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