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Staple Diet

A work made of screenprint in black on orange wove paper.

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  • A work made of screenprint in black on orange wove paper.

Date:

1983

Artist:

Judy A. Seidman
American, born 1951, active in Botswana and South Africa

About this artwork

Staple Diet was a four-person band that began in Johannesburg. It included acclaimed saxophonist Steve Dyer and renowned photographer and filmmaker Peter McKenzie on bass. Dyer refused the apartheid government’s military conscription in the early 1980s and went into exile in Botswana. While in Gaborone, Dyer played with the band Shakawe and has since formed his own musical groups, notably Mahube, which plays a fusion of Coltrane-style jazz and marabi, a South African jazz style originating in the 1920s.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Prints and Drawings

Artist

Judy Ann Seidman

Title

Staple Diet

Place

South Africa (Artist's nationality:)

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1983

Medium

Screenprint in black on orange wove paper

Dimensions

61 × 43 cm (24 1/16 × 16 15/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Artworkers Retirement Society

Reference Number

2018.494

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