Stolen Faces

Stolen Faces

1991

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Annette Lemieux

(American, b. 1957)

I.C. Editions

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Color offset lithograph

Support: Cream-colored Arches 88 wove paper

Sheet: 76.6 x 111.8 cm (30 3/16 x 44 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 1999.326.b

Edition: 26 plus 5 artist's proofs

Impression: 18

Description

Stolen Faces acknowledges the ubiquity of the photograph in our experience of the modern world. The "pixelated" faces of anonymous soldiers are presented so that they resemble people on television news shows who wish to hide their identities. A war photograph is represented on the right panel as the image would be seen on a black-and-white television while on the left is its color television counterpart. The central panel of the triptych further dramatizes the anonymity of war with an image of only the pixelated heads of soldiers, disembodied, as if vaporized by the technologies of war, photography, and electronic mass media.

See also
Collection: 
PR - Lithograph
Department: 
Prints
Type of artwork: 
Print

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