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The Pastoral or Arcadian State: Illegals Guide to Greater America and more art by Enrique Chagoya

The Pastoral or Arcadian State: Illegals Guide to Greater America, 2006
23.8 x 39 inch (h x w)
Color Lithograph
[2016.25]

In this print, Enrique Chagoya has created a pastoral pastiche based on George Caleb Bingham's painting "Jolly Floatboatmen" and Albert Bierstadt's Painting of the American West.

Chagoya's piece creates commentary to the current immigration concerns. This is done with a scene populated by a diverse mix of characters. The images are appropriated from many sources by having heads from some images paired with bodies from others.

He painted Border Patrol Officers with Indian headdresses and businessmen with turbans. Humpty Dumpty is drawn as the Lone Ranger along with smaller figures that fade into the background.

Some characters speak out in this piece quoting"artspeak" that is written in a cartoon bubble. In this context, the quotes become a satirical self - criticism of the print and its imagery.



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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

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

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

Pages

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