Photo, Print, Drawing Child abuse / AK [monogram].

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Title
Child abuse / AK [monogram].
Summary
Cover illustration shows a child menaced by coiling snake-like figures bearing occult symbols. The theme of childhood in its various stages and guises has long interested Anita Kunz. This striking image, published on the cover of MS magazine, illustrated a harrowing article on ritual child abuse perpetrated by a satanic cult. In response to the story, Kunz conjured a surreal, nightmarish vision, depicting a naked baby trapped and threatened by coiled, snakelike forms with multiple red devil heads with forked tongues. Using a vivid red-and-green color scheme, and making the frightened, naturalistic child the focal point of the composition, she dramatizes the horrific danger to children posed by such cults.
Contributor Names
Kunz, Anita, 1956-, artist
Created / Published
1992.
Subject Headings
-  Abused children--1990-2000
-  Snakes--1990-2000
-  Symbols--1990-2000
Format Headings
Drawings--Color--1990-2000.
Periodical illustrations--1990-2000.
Watercolors--Color--1990-2000.
Genre
Periodical illustrations--1990-2000
Watercolors--Color--1990-2000
Drawings--Color--1990-2000
Notes
-  Title and date from inventory of gift.
-  Published in: MS magazine, 1993 January/February.
-  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., Nov. 2017 - March 2018.
-  Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2003:082.22
Medium
1 drawing on paper : watercolor and gouache over graphite ; 31.5 x 46.8 cm. (image)
Call Number/Physical Location
Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2003:082.22 [item] [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print
Digital Id
ppmsca 03330 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.03330
cph 3g11589 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g11589
Library of Congress Control Number
2003668480
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-03330 (digital file from original) LC-USZC4-11589 (color film copy transparency)
Rights Advisory
Rights status not evaluated. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions..." http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html
Online Format
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Description
1 drawing on paper : watercolor and gouache over graphite ; 31.5 x 46.8 cm. (image) | Cover illustration shows a child menaced by coiling snake-like figures bearing occult symbols. The theme of childhood in its various stages and guises has long interested Anita Kunz. This striking image, published on the cover of MS magazine, illustrated a harrowing article on ritual child abuse perpetrated by a satanic cult. In response to the story, Kunz conjured a surreal, nightmarish vision, depicting a naked baby trapped and threatened by coiled, snakelike forms with multiple red devil heads with forked tongues. Using a vivid red-and-green color scheme, and making the frightened, naturalistic child the focal point of the composition, she dramatizes the horrific danger to children posed by such cults.
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