Lotus (3), 2011 - Sanford Biggers
About the Work
About Lotus (3)
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.Read Less
About the Artist
About Sanford Biggers
Biggers's work first received critical attention for his collaborative work in the Freestyle exhibition at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2001, which was followed by his inclusion in the Whitney Biennial in 2002. Since then, his work has been shown across the US and internationally.Read Less
DescriptionColor photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper.
AuthenticationIncludes a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.
DimensionsThis 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.
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