Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement Between Libya and the United States. Tripoli, Libya, August 14, 2008
Taryn Simon takes inspiration from the context of major political meetings and draws attention to the many symbols of decorum and diplomacy they employ by focusing on the quiet presence of decorative floral arrangements. Simon indexes, re-creates, photographs, and preserves these centerpieces, linking the grand theatrics of political deal-making and the globalization of world economies to the intricacies of botany and horticulture. In the delicate stack of pages that forms part of the sculptural steel monolith, Simon brings together the natural and the mechanical, the ephemeral and the eternal, in a precarious state of balance.
Inkjet print, herbarium paper, mahogany wood frame
frame: 85 × 73 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (215.9 × 186.1 × 7.0 cm) (show scale)
Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
2021, gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery to the Brooklyn Museum.
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Taryn Simon (American, born 1975). Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement Between Libya and the United States. Tripoli, Libya, August 14, 2008, 2015. Inkjet print, herbarium paper, mahogany wood frame, frame: 85 × 73 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (215.9 × 186.1 × 7.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, 2021.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2021.6_PS11.jpg)
Edition: 2/3 plus 2 APs
overall, 2021.6_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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