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Liberty Backwards

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Liberty Backwards

Artist: Enrique Chagoya (Mexican, active United States, born 1953)
Date: 2008
Medium: Photoetching and ink stamp on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet: 12 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (32.1 x 24.1 cm.)
Plate: 6 3/4 x 8 1/2 in. (17.1 x 21.6 cm.)
Image: 6 1/16 x 7 7/8 in. (15.4 x 20 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, 2008.38
Accession number: 2008.38
Classification: work on paper
In Collection(s)
Label TextWith humor and satire, Mexican-born American artist Enrique Chagoya addresses conflicting cultural realities in his work. Liberty Backwards (2008) is an homage to Francisco Goya's Tampoco fom the series "Disasters of War" (1810-20). In the grisly Goya image, a French soldier gazes indifferently at a hanged Spaniard. In the Chagoya version, the soldier's head has been replaced with that of Dopey from Snow White, pointing to the foolish nature of war. Source: News, April May June, 2009.
SignedEnrique Chagoya '08 (l,r graphite)
Markschopmark in l,l
Inscription2/60 (l,l graphite);tampaco (l,c plate); 36 (u,r plate)
Edition2/60
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