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Journey-In Search Of

Date, Hideo [ bio ]

Journey-In Search Of
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H: 34 in, W: 23 in

Los Angeles, Calif., ca. 1930s


Gift of Hideo Date


Matted and framed.

Image of six nude male and female figures in hues of green, orange, red, yellow, blue. In foreground left, a small, bald male figure stands on his right leg on a small cloud while holding a red object to his mouth; green treetop is visible, foreground right. On large brown hued cloud, green male figure rides bareback on a blue horse with white hooves toward figure in foreground left. Other figures follow behind on foot: red hued woman with blonde hair follows waving hands above her head; orange woman, center, carries a white sack over her left shoulder; upper left, yellow male with brown hair walks with purple cane and one hand raised in front of him while green male with blue hair wleans on brown cane. Green-leaved treetops around rocky mountains visible between clouds, top; blue background.

Originally intended to be the second part of a triptych ; "Age of Confusion" (99.111.57) is part one ; third part was never realized.

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