(Mexican, b. 1990)
Support: White wove paper
Sheet: 101.4 x 67.3 cm (39 15/16 x 26 1/2 in.); Image: 91.2 x 60.8 cm (35 7/8 x 23 15/16 in.)
Gift of Friends of the Department of Prints and Drawings 2015.38
© Fidencio Fifield-Perez
Although the title inscribed on the print reads "El Rio" (River), the artist later changed the title to the one seen here.
Fidencio Fifield-Perez crossed the border from Mexico to the United States as a young boy, and this experience has informed prints such as this one. Two boys, presumably the artist and his brother, stand knee-deep in water, working together to gather shells. In such images, Fidencio-Perez hopes to highlight the everyday lives of immigrants.
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