Mar 12, 2015

Brothers Collecting Shells

Brothers Collecting Shells


Fidencio Fifield-Perez

(Mexican, b. 1990)

Color linocut

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


Did you know?

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.

See also
PR - Linocut
Type of artwork: 
Color linocut

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