Feb 22, 2021
Feb 22, 2021

Esme Swimming, Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

Esme Swimming, Parkroyal on Pickering, Singapore

2014, printed 2020

Lucas Foglia

(American, b. 1983)

Inkjet print

Image: 49.5 x 66 cm (19 1/2 x 26 in.); Paper: 62.2 x 78.6 cm (24 1/2 x 30 15/16 in.)

Gift of Dr. Joseph Chazan 2020.336

Edition: Ed. 8 + 2 AP


Did you know?

The greenery of this Singapore hotel equals twice the land area occupied by its building.


Esme floats above the traffic in the hotel’s balcony pool, surrounded by greenery. The hotel contains over 160,000 sq. ft. of plantings. The entire population of the city-state of Singapore lives in urban areas. Their government encourages the reincorporation of nature into the city. Lucas Foglia says that images such as this one “examine our need for “wild” places—even when those places are human constructions.”

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Type of artwork: 
Inkjet print

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