Helms Mask "Helms Mask"
Robbin Murphy

First version (1989) was an uneditioned multiple done for a demonstration in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York protesting Senator Jesse Helms' amendment severely reducing National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) funding. It was printed on both white and green card stock with black copier ink at Todd's Copy Shop in New York. Image was trimmed, eye holes cut out and rubber bands attached so the mask could be worn over the head. Demonstrators wore the mask over their faces for photographs but generally just carried it in their hands.

Current version (1999) is a scan of one of the 1989 version reduced slightly, titled and saved in jpeg format at 72 dpi for printing on 8 1/2 x 11" support from a Web browser to a printer with settings selected by the receiver.

The resulting printed version is both documentation and published work.

Click on the image left to access the full-size version for printing (width="493" height="720", file size=210K).

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