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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

llegal Alien's Guide to S..., 2010
40.8 x 24.8 inch (h x w)
Lithograph

Liberty Backwards, 2008
20 x 15 cm (h x w)
photoetching and ink stamp on paper

Pastoral or Arcadian State, 2006
23.8 x 39 inch (h x w)
Lithograph on paper; Gregory Allicar Museum of Art
CSU
gift of Polly and Mark Addison
2009.2.8

Detention at the Border of Lan..., 2019
22 x 30 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

Illegal Alien's Guide to ..., 2010
30 x 22.3 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph with Chine Colle

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more from The McIninch Art Gallery

The Echo of Luck, 2019
15 x 18.3 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

The Comedy of Oblivion, 2019
15 x 18.3 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

The Clairvoyant's Dream, 2019
24 x 18 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph

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

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