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

Black Gold: Trinkets, 2004

Donald Fels
(American, born 1946)

Location: University of Washington - Tacoma

ABOUT THE ARTWORK

This panel is part of a six-part artwork illustrating the progression of the Indian pepper (the original "black gold") trade that funded the Renaissance in Western Europe. Each part uses Indian cinema billboard painting to convey the complicated, and often brutal, history of European colonialism.

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

ARTWORK DETAILS

Material Category

Painting - paint on fabric

Medium

Acrylic on canvas

Dimensions

48 in x 72 in

ID Number

WSAC2004.028.002B

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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