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Title: Stolen Faces
Medium: Lithograph on Arches 88
Size: panel I 30 1/4 x 22 in. (image); panel II 30 1/4 x 44 in. (image); panel III 30 1/4 x 22 in. (image);
Edition: Three images in portfolio; Edition of 26, 5 Artist Proofs, 3 Printers Proofs, 1 I.C.E. Impression
Release: June 1991
ANNETTE LEMIEUX, Stolen Faces (1991), a portfolio of three lithographs printed by Trestle Editions, New York in an edition of twenty-six with five Artist's Proofs published by I.C. Editions, NYC. The left and right panel of the triptych each measures 30 1/4 x 22 in. and the center panel 30 1/4 x 44 in.
For this portfolio, Lemieux has chosen a multi-racial battalion of soldiers as her subject matter. By employing the pixilated dot, the artist comments not only on the ability of war to render all men equal in the face of battle, but on the rather facile attempts by our government and the media to protect the innocent.
The side panels mirror one another in color and black and white. The center panel is generated from the pixilated circles of the left and right hand panels.
Stolen Faces can be found in the collections of the Cleveland Museum, Cleveland; Grinnell College, Grinnell; Krannert Art Museum, Champaign, Illinois; Milwaukee Art Museum; the Staatsgalerie Stuttgart; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Honolulu; the Museum of Modern Art, NYC; the Museum of Fine Art, Boston; the New School for Social Research, NYC; the Queensland Art Gallery, South Brisbane; the Washington University Gallery of Art, St. Louis; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
The portfolio has been featured in exhibitions including More than One Photography, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1992; Multiplicity, traveling exhibition originating at Thea Westreich, NYC, 1992; Press On, Susan Inglett Gallery, NYC, 1994; Recent Acquisitions, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, 1994; Recent Acquisitions, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1995; Art with Conscience, Newark Art Museum, Newark, 1995; Thinking Print, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 1996; Photoimage: Printmaking 60s to 90s, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 1998; and Counter Monuments and Memory, Museum of Modern Art, NYC, 2000.