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Boom (from the Boom Series)

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Boom (from the Boom Series)

Artist: Dread Scott [born Scott Tyler] (American, born 1965)

Date: 2001
Medium: Color screenprint on Stonehenge white paper
Overall: 30 x 22 1/4in. (76.2 x 56.5cm)
Image: 26 1/2 x 19 1/2in. (67.3 x 49.5cm)
Signed: Verso, lower right (graphite): "Boom" dread Scott 2001 7/14
Credit Line: Museum Purchase
Object number: 2002.15
Label Text
The artist appropriated a 1997 front page of the New York Times, whose headline reports record stock market volume in the United States. He overlaid the newspaper image with one of third world guerrilla fighters and the word "BOOM", tying hypercapitalism to global effects.

© Dread Scott