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153
Miguel Angel Rojas
'DAVID NO. 1'
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 USD
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153
Miguel Angel Rojas
'DAVID NO. 1'
Estimate
15,00025,000
LOT SOLD. 35,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Miguel Angel Rojas
B. 1946
'DAVID NO. 1'
mural-sized digital print, front-mounted to Plexiglas, signed, titled, and editioned '3/5' in ink on a label on the reverse, 2005 (Arcadia, November 2006, p. 20; Arte al Día, February - April 2015, p. 65)
78 3/4  by 39 1/4  in. (200 by 99.7 cm.)
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Provenance

Galería Alcuadrado, Bogotá, 2003

Catalogue Note

In 2005, Miguel Ángel Rojas installed a sequence of twelve photographs at a crumbling and abandoned Hilton Hotel in Bogotá, Columbia.  The photographs were variations of the present print. The subject of the photograph is recognizably related to Michelangelo’s celebrated sculpture of the same name.  Although the subject’s pose resembles the classical sculpture, Rojas's David is a Columbian soldier whose leg was amputated after an encounter with a landmine, making this monumental photograph a commentary on beauty, destruction, life, and death.

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