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Lotus (3), 2011

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ARTSPACE EDITION
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Price
Edition of 75
$400
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    • Archival pigments on fine art rag paper.
    • Includes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.
    • This print contains a border as dictated by the artist to allow for framing and the quoted dimensions are for the paper size and not the printed size of the image itself.

    About The Work

    The lotus flower is a divine symbol in Buddhist and Hindu traditions, representing the purity of the soul and the detachment of the body and mind from earthly concerns. The lotus is a motif central to Sanford Biggers's artistic practice, which he likens to a visceral, pre-conscious notion of art-making where being open to "unknown possibilities" and to improvisation are key.

    Lotus (3) seems to be a detailed and beautiful image reminiscent of traditional woodcuts. Closer inspection, however, reveals that the intricate patterns decorating the lotus are actually representations of thousands of men and women bound fast within its petals. The shape of each petal and the configuration of the bodies within correspond to an eighteenth-century diagram that shows the layout of human cargo in slave ships crossing from Africa to America.

    About Sanford Biggers

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    • Ships in 7 to 10 business days from California.
    • This work is eligible for return within 30 days of receipt of delivery.

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