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Twelve Labors of Hercules

Photo: Paul Macapia

Twelve Labors of Hercules


Michael Spafford

American, born 1935

Oil on canvas
each canvas 91 x 140 3/4 in. (231.1 x 357.5cm)
Overall assembled: 182 x 140 3/4 in.
Northwest Contemporary Fund
Provenance: [Francine Seders Gallery, Seattle, Wash.]; purchased by the Seattle Art Museum, Jan. 11, 1982
Photo: Paul Macapia
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistorySeattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Northwest Artists: A Review, May 29-July 13, 1980. Exh. pamphlet, no cat. no.

Seattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Michael Spafford: Recent Works, Feb. 18-Mar. 28, 1982

Seattle, Wash., Seattle Art Museum, Views and Visions In The Pacific Northwest, June 7-Sept. 2, 1990. Exh. pamphlet, no cat. no.
Published ReferencesJohns, Barbara. "Modern Art from the Pacific Northwest in the Collection of the Seattle Art Museum." Seattle, WA: Seattle Art Museum, 1990, no. 23, p. 27

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