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Title
Hands
Summary
Illustration showing several hands reaching up toward rays descending from the clouds, against a stark mountain landscape.
Contributor Names
Kunz, Anita, 1956-, artist
Created / Published
1996.
Subject Headings
-  Hands--1990-2000
-  Raising hands--1990-2000
Headings
Collages--1990-2000.
Drawings--1990-2000.
Periodical illustrations--1990-2000.
Watercolors--1990-2000.
Genre
Periodical illustrations--1990-2000
Collages--1990-2000
Watercolors--1990-2000
Drawings--1990-2000
Notes
-  Caption label from exhibit Drawn to Purpose Themes and Genres: A Global Concern. When Anita Kunz created this evocative painting to accompany an article about the global AIDS epidemic, effective multi-drug therapy was about to become available. Since Kunz's image appeared, death rates from the disease have declined markedly in this country but remain concerning worldwide. Multiple meanings can be inferred from the cluster of hands, which underscores the point that the disease afflicts people of all races and ages. The miraculous light signals hope for future cures.
-  Caption label from exhibit Canadian Counterpart: Kunz created this poetically expressive painting as a conceptual response to an article about the global AIDS epidemic and possible treatments and cures for the disease. The viewer can easily infer multiple meanings in this highly metaphorical image. Of varied sizes and color, the cluster of different hands underscores the point that AIDS afflicts people of all races and ages, eroding their self reliance-as symbolized by each beseeching, outstretched hand. The miraculous rays of light toward which the hands expressively reach, however, signal hope for future treatments and cures.
-  Title and date from inventory of gift.
-  Published in: Time, v. 148/149, no. 99/1 (1996 December 30-1997 January 6).
-  Illustration executed for an article concerning possible treatments or cures for AIDS.
-  Gift; Anita Kunz; 2003; (DLC/PP-2003:082).
-  Exhibited: "Canadian Counterpoint : Illustrations by Anita Kunz" in the Swann Gallery, Library of Congress, 2003-2004.
-  Exhibited: "Drawn to Purpose" in the Graphic Arts Gallery, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., March - October 2018.
-  Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2003:082.1
Medium
1 drawing on illustration board : watercolor, gouache, and collage over graphite ; image 27.4 x 26.4 cm, on mount 32.2 x 31.4 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2003:082.1 [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
ppmsca 03309 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.03309
cph 3g11591 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g11591
Library of Congress Control Number
2003668474
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-03309 (digital file from original drawing) LC-USZC4-11591 (color film copy transparency)
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For information see "Anita Kunz" (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/res/408_kunz.html)
Online Format
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LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2003668474
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