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Sara Cwynar

by Staff

(b. 1985, Vancouver, Canada; lives and works in New York, New York)


Scaffold Statue of Liberty, 2020. Digital photograph. Courtesy of the artist and Foxy Production, New York

Artist Statement

My photographs often take the form of sculptural constructions that are photographed, printed, tiled and rephotographed as new images. This image is a reworked 1980s photograph of the Statue of Liberty covered in scaffolding. I have collaged into the image with objects from New York City stores, art from MoMA and my own iPhone photographs of the recent protests in the city among other things. I wanted to reanimate this old New York icon and update it for the current time.

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