T.C. Cannon Two Guns Arikara 1973/1977

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 415 The David Geffen Galleries

Cannon was a painter from Oklahoma who created portraits, or pictures of people. In Two Guns Arikara he painted a person that he imagined, sitting in a chair and holding two bright-blue guns. He added other symbols, or images, inspired by different Native American and American cultures as well as by European art. Take turns sharing what you notice about the painting, from what the man is wearing to what he’s surrounded by.

Kids label from 2022
Acrylic and oil on canvas
71 1/2 × 55 1/2" (181.6 × 141 cm)
Gift of the Drue Heinz Trust (by exchange), acquired from the collection of Anne-Rachel Aberbach
Object number
Painting and Sculpture

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