[ A page from a book is mostly blacked out aside from a circle in the center of the frame. The text on the page depicts a scene with the Devil and Saint Anthony. The words "The Devil" appear twice on the page. On the right edge of the circle, the ink is splattered rather than solid black. ]

Tim Rollins

The Temptation of Saint Anthony , 1989

Artwork Type: Prints
Medium: Aquatint on paper
Accession #: 19991609
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Tim Rollins
Related Exhibitions:
Persuasive Images: Selected Works from the Art Collections at the University at Albany
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections
Object Label:
The work of Tim Rollins (1955–2017, American) and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) is defined by student collaboration that focused on and visualized single motifs from famous works of literature. Printed in 1989 at Crown Point Press, The Temptation of St. Anthony is a series of prints that Tim Rollins and K.O.S. (Kids of Survival) printed collaboratively on pages of Gustave Flaubert’s book by the same title. Mixing text and various printmaking techniques, this work balances the negative and positive space of the text with abstract forms. Much of the work in this series resemble dead human cells that resonated deeply during the AIDS crisis of the 1980s and 1990s. At this time, Rollins and K.O.S. drew on collaborative actions and looked to the power of art and the way it operates in the space of social activism.
Affinities and Outliers: Highlights from the University at Albany Fine Art Collections

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