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Death Penalty U.S.A

ID Number: 24382
Maker: Amnesty International; Redback Graphix; Michael Callaghan
Technique: silkscreen
Date Made: 1988
Place Made: Asia & Oceania: Australia; Sydney
Measurements: 92 cm x 76 cm; 36 1/4 in x 29 15/16 in
Main Subject: Capital Punishment
Materials: Paper (fiber product)
Digitized: Y

Full Text:
U.S.A. The Death Penalty 1,778 waiting on death row 66 killed since 1976 electrocution gas poison shooting hanging execution- inhumane, irreversible punishment S. Morin, Jimmy Lee Gray, J. Bowden, Morris Mason, Alpha Otis Stephens, No 1786, No 1787, No 1788, T. Barefoot, J. Banks, D. Funkhess, D. Skillern, D. Thomas, J. Spekelink, James Dupree Henry, C. Brooks, J. Young, James Autry, R. W. Williams, J. T. Roach, Roosevelt Green, an international year of peace project produced with assistance from the Australia Council and the Department of Foreign Affairs in association with Amnesty International, Australia


Acquisition Number: 1991-017
Production Notes: Print run of 300

Copyright Status:
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Exhibition Annotation:
The skeletons evoke the idea that the death penalty process is inhumane from arrest to trial to execution. The illustration emphasizes this by representing the accused as human and all others--judge, jury, police, clergy and doctor--as symbols of death.



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