Transandina, Airmail Painting No. 40

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Transandina, Airmail Painting No. 40

Chile, 1985
Collages
Paint, feathers, ink, cotton, wood and photo silkscreen on wrapping paper
a) Wall hanging: 81 3/4 x 60 1/2 in. (207.65 x 153.67 cm); b) mailing envelope: 24 1/2 x 16 in. (62.23 x 40.64 cm)
Purchased with funds provided by the Modern and Contemporary Art Council and contributions from individual council members: Judy and Marvin Zeidler, Dee Sherwood, Ted Bensinger, Jane Glassman, Marsha Coron, Patty Finkel, Carole Slavin, Lydia and Chuck Levy, JoAnn and Ronald Busuttil, Nancy and Ron Lightstone, Gil Garfield, Terri and Michael Smooke, Rosalie Kornblau, and Kayla Kantrowitz (M.2004.45a-b)
Not currently on public view

Curator Notes

Much of Eugenio Dittborn's practice is defined by his experience of living under the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990)....
Much of Eugenio Dittborn's practice is defined by his experience of living under the military dictatorship of Augusto Pinochet (1973-1990). Originally created on brown wrapping paper, and later on fabric, his dissident Airmail Paintings are mailed to their destinations and displayed with their envelopes to record their traveling and exhibition histories. The works, which include an array of materials, address contemporary issues such as the tragedy of the desaparecidos (disappeared ones), the thousands of people that "disappeared: or were "silenced" by Pinochet's security forces. Ilona Katzew, 2008
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