Liliana Porter
The Great War
1975

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About

medium: photo etching and aquatint

Porter is fascinated by the subjects of time and representation, and by the way in which everything--all of reality--ultimately becomes an image or a memory. In this work, Porter has taken a reproduction of René Magritte’s 1964 Surrealist painting, The Great War, and substituted the apple in the painting with a real apple. She then took a photo of the resulting situation, which she used to produce the photo etching seen here. In a humorous reference to art history, Porter calls attention to the nature of reality and representation, encouraging the viewer to examine, question, and deconstruct the process of how she arrived at the work in front of them.
Details
Artist
Liliana Porter (1941, Argentina)
Creation Year
1975
Medium
Etching
Aquatint
Movement & Style
Contemporary
Condition
Excellent
Dimensions
12.75 in. H x 9 in. W
Dealer Location
San Francisco, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU601603633
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