printed in black; repeated stamp-like design of stylized head and torso of figure, with lines and numbers (targets); very heavy concentration of figures in lower left--black area

© 2013 Mitchell Squire

Gladiators, 2013

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This is the first editioned print by sculptor, architect, and installation artist Mitchell Squire. From afar, the large, striking lithograph seems to depict a collection of elegant translucent perfume bottles. Upon closer inspection, the black silhouettes reveal themselves as law enforcement targets—faceless black male torsos—in an arbitrary pile suggestive of a mass grave, the bodies too numerous to count. Politically and emotionally charged, it is a powerful transformation, which each viewer discovers for him or herself.

Details
Title
Gladiators
Artist Life
born 1958
Role
Artist
Accession Number
2014.26
Provenance
World House Editions, Middlebury, Conn. (publisher); sold to MIA, 2014
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printed in black; repeated stamp-like design of stylized head and torso of figure, with lines and numbers (targets); very heavy concentration of figures in lower left--black area

© 2013 Mitchell Squire

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