John Clem Clarke (United States, b. 1937), Louis XIV, 1969. Lithograph on paper. Gift of George M. Irwin 1995-9-2.4
Nov 2, 2018 to Nov 27, 2018
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In the 1960s, John Clem Clarke appropriated iconic works of art by historical European artists—not to exalt, mock, or personalize, but simply to situate the paintings within the context of mid-century America.
Here, Clarke refers to Hyacinthe Rigaud's portrait of the French King Louis XIV, who ruled as an absolute monarch and is remembered for declaring L'état c'est moi (I am the State).
How do we think of leadership in 2018?
In this highly politicized time, how much trust do you have in government and democracy?