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Sept. 15, 2005, 2011

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    • Silkscreen and inkjet print
    • Signed and numbered by the artist on recto.

    About The Work

    On the September 15, 2005 edition of The New York Times, Fred Tomaselli alters the disturbing front page image of bomb victims in Baghdad, drawing over the photograph with a colorful flower pattern. The swirling vines, reminiscent of traditional Islamic arabesques, distract from the horror of the subject, a suicide bombing that killed nearly 150 people in Iraq.

    This work is representative of Tomaselli's recent experimentations with appropriating images from the media and modifying them to manipulate the viewer's perception. The initial response to this work is a purely visual reaction to the intricate design, and it is only upon further examination that the second level of interaction with the political implications of the image emerge.

    About Fred Tomaselli

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