Objets Trouvés

Immigrants Redacted

  • Mixed Media Installation, Variable Height & Width, Frames with Broken Glass each with Vintage Photograph and a Redacted Toe Tag Labeling ‘Cause of Death’, Definitions for Labeled Slang Terms
  • 0 x 0 x 0 in
    (0.0 x 0.0 x 0.0 cm)
  • $50,000.00
  • Marc Barker

Artist Statement and Photos from 'Immigrants Redacted' Mixed Media Installation by Marc Barker

vintage photographs / dead men / dead women / slaves / steerage / e. pluribus unum / immigrants / redacted
Realizing that all of the anonymous people in these photos are likely dead, What was the cause of their death? I wondered.
Old age?
Murder and even more disturbing possibilities are endless. Consider stereotypes, the compartmentalizing labels targeting individuals permissioning humans to sport-kill other humans. Hostility remains silently encouraged with a wink from authority licensing even more inhumanity by reincarnating hate into new life.

‘Victors’ per Churchill? ‘Losers’ per Trump? I see only teachers not resting in peace.

These pieces are from a single installation with total 138 framed photographs and framed artist statement – $50,000
A smaller group of 30 pieces could be chosen (not the current selection on display, but artist choice of similar photos with a recreated signed artist statement) – $12,000

  • Framed: 0 x 0 x 1 in
  • Subject Matter: Politcal
  • Created: 2017-2020
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