The Keys,

Mary Proctor

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The Keys

Artist: Mary Proctor (American, born Lloyd, Florida, 1960)

Date: 1996

Medium: Hollowcore door, plywood, keys, glass cabochons, buttons, watch faces, beads, toys and commercial paint

Dimensions: 80 1/2 × 30 1/2 × 2 1/4 in. (204.5 × 77.5 × 5.7 cm)

Classifications: Paintings, Sculpture

Credit Line: Gift of Souls Grown Deep Foundation from the William S. Arnett Collection, 2014

Accession Number: 2014.548.12

the artist, Tallahassee, Fla. (1996–2002; in 2002 to Arnett); William S. Arnett, Atlanta (2002–12; his gift in 2012 to Souls Grown Deep); Souls Grown Deep Foundation, Atlanta (2012–14; their gift to MMA)

Paul Arnett and William Arnett, ed. Souls Grown Deep: African American Vernacular Art of the South. Vol. 2, Once That River Starts to Flow. Atlanta, 2001, p. 451, colorpl. 291.

Cheryl Finley in My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2018, ill. p. 20 (color detail).

Randall R. Griffey in My Soul Has Grown Deep: Black Art from the American South. Exh. cat., The Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York, 2018, pp. 27, 47, 108, colorpl. 26.