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History of Death Row, 2008

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Graphite on paper, framed

31.89 x 24.02 in

81.0 x 61.0 cm

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Sam Durant illustrates his indictment of the death penalty through an installation of reduced scale models of historically significant gallows combined with a series of drawings retracing the history of death by hanging. By confronting the viewer with these objects, Sam Durant seeks to highlight a current social problem, which he places in its proper perspective through an historical approach.

Through these drawings the artist inventories the various methods of execution, associating them to statistical data on incarceration and the death penalty. This works as a sort of reference index, retracing the thoughts and associations in the artist’s mind during the elaboration of his project.

Courtesy of Praz-Delavallade

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