Riot 3 (Am I my Brother's Keeper?)

Ghitta Caiserman

BIRTH YEAR 1923
BIRTH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
DEATH YEAR 2005
DEATH PLACE Montreal, Quebec
MEDIUM Etching and aquatint on paper
DATE ca. 1967-1969
DIMENSIONS 38.7cm x 38.7cm
ACCESSION NUMBER 2016.01.15
CREDIT LINE Collection of the Ottawa Art Gallery: gift of Kathe Roth, 2016.
CATALOGUE DESCRIPTION
A square etching printed in black ink The top third of the image depicts a series of six faces in different positions, five of them with hands across the face in various poses: clasped in front, across the mouth, resting against the cheek etc. Across the middle of the image there are three segments. From left to right: a person holding another, who appears collapsed against them (this image is partially overlaid with horizontal bars of varying thickness), a man holding a person tightly against his chest (completely overlaid with horizontal bars of varying thickness), and a series of numbers arranged in three rows (126: 698: 891). Finally, in the bottom portion of the image is a partial verse from the bible in cursive writing: <>

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