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Nina Chanel Abney

by NYCgo.com Staff
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(b. 1982, Harvey, Illinios; lives and works in New York, New York)

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Untitled, 2020. Relief print. Courtesy of the artist and Pace Prints, New York

Artist Statement

The French creators of the Statue of Liberty intended the statue to be a commemoration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. But black critics were vocal about what they saw as the hypocrisy of a monument to liberty in a land that lacked opportunity. With this in mind, I created this piece imagining a renewed statue reflective of an acknowledged past and an equitable future.

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