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Pastoral or Arcadian State and more art by Enrique Chagoya

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

Catalogue text by Kristen Drake, Colorado State University student:

Enrique Chagoya's 2006 print, "The Pastoral or Arcadian State: Illegal Alien's Guide to America," is a pastoral pastiche based on an Albert Bierstadt painting of the American West. In this commentary on current immigration issues, Chagoya populates the scene with a diverse mix of characters appropriated from various sources. He depicts Border Patrol officers with Indian headdresses, businessmen in turbans and Humpty Dumpty as the Lone Ranger. Many of the characters have cartoon balloons with 'artspeak' quotes from art books and reviews. In this context the quotes become a satirical self-criticism.



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other works by Enrique Chagoya

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

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

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