"At daylight the miserable man was carried to an oak..." from the series Searching for California Hang Trees

  • Ken Gonzales-Day, "At daylight the miserable man was carried to an oak..." from the series Searching for California Hang Trees, 2007, lightjet print, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 2007, Ken Gonzales-Day, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2012.12.1

Exhibition Label
Through meticulous research, Gonzales-Day documented approximately 350 lynching incidents that occurred in California between 1850 and 1935, most of which involved victims of Mexican descent. To create the series Searching for California Hang Trees, the artist visited many of these sites and captured the likeness of trees that may have borne witness to these events. Gonzales-Day’s landscapes unearth traces of this little-known history.

Our America: The Latino Presence in American Art, 2013


Title
"At daylight the miserable man was carried to an oak..." from the series Searching for California Hang Trees
Artist
Date
2007
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
35 x 45 in. (88.9 x 114.3 cm)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
lightjet print
Classifications
Keywords
  • Landscape – tree
Object Number
2012.12.1
Palette
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