graphite, colored pencil on paper
22 x 18 inches

Persons unknown and under duress prompted this work. Rumors of suicide attempts at the Guantanamo prison for enemy combatants began this meditation. Based on William Dyce’s untitled study of Domenichino’s frescoes in the Monastery at Grotto Ferrata, Rome.

Chin, Mel (b. 1951) © Copyright. Guantanamo. 2003.
Pencil and colored pencil on paper 16 x 11 3/4″ (40.6 x 29.8 cm). The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift.
The Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, U.S.A.
Digital Image © The Museum of Modern Art/Licensed by SCALA / Art Resource, NY

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