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In Case of Fire

Photo: Elizabeth Mann

In Case of Fire


Barbara Earl Thomas

American, born 1948

Image: 24 x 36 in. (61 x 91.4 cm)
Sheet: 30 x 44 in. (76.2 x 111.8 cm)
Modern Art Acquisition Fund; Gift of John D. McLauchlan in memory of his wife, Ebba Rapp, by exchange
Provenance: The artist; [Claire Oliver Gallery, New York]
Photo: Elizabeth Mann
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryBainbridge Island, Washington, Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, Barbara Earl Thomas: Heaven on Fire, June 25 - Oct. 2, 2016. Text by Greg Robinson, Erika Dalya Massaquoi, and Chieko Phillips. No cat. no., p. 57, reproduced pp. 14-15.

New York, Claire Oliver Gallery, Barbara Earl Thomas: The Blood Catcher and Other Stories, Mar. 2 - Apr. 9, 2017.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Storied Objects, Nov. 13, 2019 - Apr. 26, 2021.
Published ReferencesThomas, Barbara Earl and Sandra Jackson-Dumont. Barbara Earl Thomas: Story Line: Prints 2006–2014. Seattle: Paper Hammer, 2014. Reproduced pp. 6 (detail) & 11.

Graves, Jen. “Why We Need Barbara Earl Thomas Now.” The Stranger, July 22, 2016; reproduced.

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