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America (Snoop Dogg)

Andres Serrano


Snoop Dogg is part of Andres Serrano's series America. It attempts to document the current social reality of the U.S.A. In addition to Snoop Dogg, the series includes images of such diverse personalities as a Playboy Bunny, a homeless man, a firefighter, a street vendor, a boy scout, and an assistant at an investment bank. Undertaking the series in response to the shock of 9/11, Serrano set out to answer the question of who we are and what the diversity of America actually looks like. He captures the humanity of his subjects while at the same time the scale of the figures, as they are positioned within the picture frame, gives them almost heroic proportions.
MEDIUM Cibachrome print
DATES 2002
DIMENSIONS 45 1/4 × 37 5/8 in. (114.9 × 95.6 cm) frame: 45 1/4 × 37 3/4 × 1 1/4 in. (114.9 × 95.9 × 3.2 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, Rosemary McNamara, and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam, by exchange
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Andres Serrano (American, born 1950). America (Snoop Dogg), 2002. Cibachrome print, 45 1/4 × 37 5/8 in. (114.9 × 95.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Carroll Family Collection, Rosemary McNamara, and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam, by exchange, 2004.19. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2004.19.jpg)
EDITION Edition: 2/7
IMAGE overall, 2004.19.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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