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Artwork copyright Donald Fels. Photo courtesy of Washington State Arts Commission.

Documents

Black Gold, 2003

Donald Fels
(American, born 1946)

Location: University of Washington - Tacoma, Tacoma

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

These Black Gold bags conceptually connect the Renaissance pepper trade to the contemporary global oil trade. Though the eras have little direct connection, the bags ask viewers to assess the positive and negative effects of global trade.

This artwork was acquired for the State Art Collection in partnership with University of Washington.

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Textile / fiber / organic materials

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Silkscreen on burlap

Dimensions

24 in x 14 in (each)

ID Number

WSAC2004.028.003A-B

Acquisition Method

Direct purchase

Artist Location

Washington, United States

LOCATION INFORMATION

Agency

University of Washington

Artwork Location

University of Washington - Tacoma
Cherry Parkes Bldg., 1st floor lobby

WA County

Pierce

Setting

Interior

Site Type

University

Address

1900 Commerce St.
Tacoma, WA 98402-3100

Geo. Coordinates

47.244363 | -122.436835

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