Sep 5, 2019

When I Announce My Plans to Marry

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When I Announce My Plans to Marry


Ken Aptekar

(American, 1950-)


Pyramid Atlantic

Lithograph, screenprint, and digitally-mastered image

Image: 45.5 x 33 cm (17 15/16 x 13 in.); Platemark: 55.9 x 57.1 cm (22 x 22 1/2 in.)

Gift of Linda and Jack Lissauer in honor of Emily J. Peters, PhD 2018.54

Edition: edition 18/25



Ken Aptekar brings together Old Master paintings with texts in order to highlight the convergence of history and contemporary life that occurs in a museum environment. Aptekar reproduced the painting, Allegory of Peace, Art, and Abundance, by the German Renaissance artist Hans von Aachen (Hermitage Museum) and overlaid it with text that relates an autobiographical story, creating tension between the universal themes of the painting and his personal subjectivity.

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