We The People (Element #A6) 2013
33 x 37.8 inches (84 x 96 cm)
Comprised of ~250 individual sculptures, Danh Vō’s critically-acclaimed We The People series forms a perfect replica of the Statue of Liberty, an iconic and time-worn image of the American dream. Each copper sculpture was shipped directly from Vō’s Chinese fabricator to international exhibition spaces, a deliberate decision made by the artist to illustrate the present-day struggle between national and personal identity. The riveted seam that runs across the surface of this particular segment serves as a further reminder of this fragmentation, referencing the impossible puzzle that is the monumental We The People project.
Works from the artist’s celebrated We The People series have seen consistently strong performance at auction. This particular segment is wall-hanging, an extremely rare characteristic. Vō is currently represented by Marian Goodman, Galerie Chantal Crousel and Gallery Buchholz. He will represent Denmark in the 2015 Venice Biennale.
Secondary retail value: $80,000.00
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