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Duane Linklater (Omaskêko Cree, b. 1976)

there’s really only so much I can do and say

Date: 2017
Medium: Digital prints on Dibond
Object Dimensions: 38 x 28 in. (96.52 x 71.12 cm)
Credit Line: Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum, Michigan State University, purchase, funded by the Emma Grace Holmes Endowment, 2019.12.1–4

This work presents copies of four framed prints that Linklater discovered for sale in a secondhand shop in Canada. Without removing them from the frames, he scanned the prints—which depict Mesoamerican artworks—then framed the resulting reproductions. The artist was interested in what the images meant to the previous owner, who likely did not have any direct knowledge of or relation to Mesoamerican cultures such as the Maya, Zapotec, and Aztec.

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