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I Am Your Man

Photo: Mark Woods

I Am Your Man


Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz

American, born 1982

With this work, Alyssa Pheobus Mumtaz turns the lyrics of Leonard Cohen’s 1988 song “I Am Your Man” into a stark black-and-white composition that covers the upper portion of the heavy paper. The lower portion remains evocatively blank, suggesting an incomplete or continuing story.
Graphite on paper
84 × 45 in. (213.4 × 114.3 cm)
Gift of Shari and John Behnke
Provenance: [Ochi Gallery, Ketchum, Idaho]; purchased from gallery by Shari and John Behnke, Seattle, Washington, 2009
Photo: Mark Woods
Not currently on view


Exhibition HistoryNew York, Bellwether Gallery, Lay in the Reins, Jan. 22 - Feb. 21, 2009.

Ketchum, Idaho, Ochi Gallery, In Search of the Miraculous, July - Aug. 2009.

Seattle, Washington, Seattle Art Museum, Sound Affect, Apr. 27, 2019 - Feb. 2, 2020.

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