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Detention at the Border of language and more art by Enrique Chagoya

Detention at the Border of language, 2019
22 x 30 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph
[2020.02]

Chagoya defangs the stereotypes of Native Americans depicted as primitive savages in the painting by Wimar. The mask and the Mayan head team up with a third character to form a fictitious, original, trans-continental Border Patrol.
This work is a humorous reminder that all nations in the Americas were created by undocumented immigrants from Europe. Today, some politicians call refugees from Central America and other countries “illegal aliens” but for Chagoya, they are no different from the Pilgrims or Daniel Boone’s daughter.

Xenophobia goes against the spirit of this great country he immigrated to and adopted as his home when he became an American citizen.

- Enrique Chagoya



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other works by Enrique Chagoya

The Thingly Thingness of Thing..., 2013
22.3 x 30 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

The Pastoral or Arcadian State..., 2006
23.8 x 39 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

La Portentosa Vida de la Muert..., 2003
17 x 14 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph with Chine Colle

La Portentosa de la Muerte II, 2008
17 x 14 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

The Ghosts of Borderlandia, 2017
15 x 80 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph with Chine Colle

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more from The McIninch Art Gallery

Upper West Side , 2012
24 x 36 inch (h x w)
Acrylic on canvas

War Sketches, La Tretoire on t..., 1914
18 x 24 inch (h x w)
Lithograph

Untitled Landscape, 1977
18.5 x 25.5 inch (h x w)
monoprint

Stormy Old Man, White Mountain..., 2000
10 x 8 inch (h x w)
Epson Digital Print

Summerscapes, N.d.
14 x 21 inch (h x w)
Oil on canvas

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