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U999.20.17
Artist / Maker : Siebner, Herbert Johannes Joseph RCA
Title : Masks (Masker)
Date (Execution) : 1972
Geographical Origin : British Columbia, Canada
Cultural Group :
Style / Period : Contemporary 1950 -
Medium / Material  : Mixed media; paint; print; ink
Support / Technique : paper
Object Type : artists' books
Visual Description : A five page book consisting of images only. The front cover has been roughly painted light blue, orange, and dark greyish blue. It also has an abstract face that has been drawn on a separate piece of paper, cut out, and glued on. To either side of the face, as well as at the top of the cover, are simple linear designs. To the left '1972' appears vertically. The inside of the front cover has an irregular dark brown and white geometric shape, with two light blue spots, pasted on it. Text appears above and below the shape. The first page of the book has two ambiguous black and grey faces on it. The next page has a large black and white abstract face on it. The following page has a black, beige, and orange rectangular shape with two black and grey circular shapes below it. All three shapes have simple and abstract ambiguous faces on them. The fourth page has a simple abstract ambiguous face on it, black and grey in colour. The final page has another abstract face, brown and light blue in colour. To the right of this face appears another abstract face, in black, on a sheet from a book (The Ring and The Well?) framed in a thick orange border. On the bottom right of this page there is an irregular line followed by '72', possibly a signature. On the inside of the back cover there is a brown and white abstract ambiguous face with light blue pupils. The face has a wood block print appearance. All of the mentioned faces have not been drawn on their respective pages but cut out and pasted from other sources. The outer back cover has been painted a bright teal colour and has an orange, white, and dark blue abstract face at its centre. The face has a line that spirals around it in a square fashion.
Accession # : U999.20.17
Width (cm) : 35.50
Height (cm) : 32.00
Depth (cm) : 2.00
Mandatory Credit : Gift of the Estate of Robin and Sylvia Skelton
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