Wild West (Morning in America/The Power of Nightmares)

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Small
Edition of 300

£35.00

25.40 x 20.30 cm paper size
22.20 x 18 cm image size

Medium
Edition of 30

£275.00

60 x 50 cm paper size
50 x 40.60 cm image size

Large
Edition of 3

£850.00

120 x 100 cm paper size
100 x 81.10 cm image size

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NB: This is a Lambda print on C-type photographic paper. All our prints come with a certificate signed by the artist and a unique edition number. The prints are produced with a white border around the photograph to allow for framing. We also have included some cotton gloves to protect the print during handling.

Issa Randall's works are created using a mixture of built constructions and found images. Taking photographs he finds in newspapers and magazines he builds a landscape into which he introduces drawn images to make what he describes as a 3-D child's pop-up book, which is then photographed.

Using political and cultural references, Issa's work questions our understanding of what is real and what is a constructed truth. Inspired by the TV documentary Power of Nightmares, by Adam Curtis, which explored how the cultivation of fear is used as a political weapon in contemporary politics, Issa expands this idea by looking at the boundaries between reality and perception. In the photograph Wild West, the interplay between the heroic cowboys, driving the cattle across the range is undermined by the rather effete drawing of a young man dressed in a cowboy's outfit. Is either truly representative of American masculinity?

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