518
518
Danh Vo
WE THE PEOPLE (DETAIL)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
518
Danh Vo
WE THE PEOPLE (DETAIL)
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 112,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Danh Vo
B. 1975
WE THE PEOPLE (DETAIL)
copper
63 by 96 by 21 in. 160 by 243.8 by 53.3 cm.
Executed in 2011-2016.
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This work is accompanied by an invoice which serves as a certificate of authenticity. 

Provenance

Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris
Acquired from the above by the present owner in April 2012

Exhibited

Kassel, Kunsthalle Fridericianum, Danh Vo. July, IV, MDCCLXXVI, October - December 2011

Catalogue Note

"In taking the Statue of Liberty as subject, Vo appropriated the definitive symbol of not just America but of the abstract notion of 'freedom' itself, and the specific creed of capitalist democracy associated with the work in that context... Dismantling state myths of omnipotence and permanence, his portrait of Liberty ruptured accrues new poignancy by the day, as an expression of the violent division and erosion of civil liberties that mark our times."

Katherine Brinson, "Little or Nothing but Life," in Exh. Cat., New York, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (and traveling), Danh Vo: Take my Breath Away, 2018, p. 42

 

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