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Early American Document

Image courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA

Early American Document


Titus Kaphar

American, born 1976

Throughout American history, settlers have explored new terrain and relayed their impressions of the expeditions by writing to their families, friends and colleagues back home. Early American Document is Kaphar's rendering of what he imagined the papers to look like.
Tar on paper
59 x 48 1/2in. (149.9 x 123.2cm)
Gift of the artist and Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, California
Provenance: The artist
Image courtesy of Roberts & Tilton, Culver City, CA
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, "Titus Kaphar: History in the Making", April 4 - September 7, 2009

Seattle Art Museum acknowledges that we are on the traditional homelands of the Duwamish and the customary territories of the Suquamish and Muckleshoot Peoples. As a cultural and educational institution, we honor our ongoing connection to these communities past, present, and future. We also acknowledge the urban Native peoples from many Nations who call Seattle their home.

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