Photo, Print, Drawing Tugged / AK [monogram].

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Title
Tugged / AK [monogram].
Summary
Drawing shows a woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, with animated components from daily life tugging at her hair and clothing. The quandary of the modern woman, beset by multiple competing demands, expectations, and desires--imposed by herself no less than others--is a theme that deeply engages Anita Kunz. Commissioned for Working Woman magazine, this emblematic image captures the tug of war experienced by many present-day women, graphically demonstrating how they are pulled in different directions by career, marriage, and motherhood. Tiny faces framed within the symbolic trappings of career and home responsibilities--a briefcase, cell phone, television, and office block--embody multiple voices of conscience pulling on the figure's hair as she struggles to maintain an air of calm.
Contributor Names
Kunz, Anita, 1956-, artist
Created / Published
2001.
Subject Headings
-  Women--Domestic life--2000-2010
-  Women--Employment--2000-2010
-  Mental states--2000-2010
Format Headings
Drawings--Color--2000-2010.
Periodical illustrations--2000-2010.
Watercolors--2000-2010.
Genre
Periodical illustrations--2000-2010
Watercolors--2000-2010
Drawings--Color--2000-2010
Notes
-  Title and date from inventory of gift.
-  Published in Working Woman magazine, 2001 October.
-  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 2003:082.15
Medium
1 drawing on illustration board : watercolor and gouache over graphite ; image 38.8 x 27.8 cm, on mount 44.7 x 34.3 cm.
Call Number/Physical Location
Unprocessed in PR 13 CN 2003:082.15 [item] (A size) [P&P]
Repository
Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA
Digital Id
ppmsca 03323 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/ppmsca.03323
cph 3g11587 //hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3g11587
Library of Congress Control Number
2003668511
Reproduction Number
LC-DIG-ppmsca-03323 (digital file from original) LC-USZC4-11587 (color film copy transparency)
Rights Advisory
Publication may be restricted. For general information see "Copyright and Other Restrictions..." (http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/print/195_copr.html)
Online Format
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Description
1 drawing on illustration board : watercolor and gouache over graphite ; image 38.8 x 27.8 cm, on mount 44.7 x 34.3 cm. | Drawing shows a woman, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing slightly left, with animated components from daily life tugging at her hair and clothing. The quandary of the modern woman, beset by multiple competing demands, expectations, and desires--imposed by herself no less than others--is a theme that deeply engages Anita Kunz. Commissioned for Working Woman magazine, this emblematic image captures the tug of war experienced by many present-day women, graphically demonstrating how they are pulled in different directions by career, marriage, and motherhood. Tiny faces framed within the symbolic trappings of career and home responsibilities--a briefcase, cell phone, television, and office block--embody multiple voices of conscience pulling on the figure's hair as she struggles to maintain an air of calm.
LCCN Permalink
https://lccn.loc.gov/2003668511
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