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Louis XIV by John Clem Clarke

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John Clem Clarke (United States, b. 1937), Louis XIV, 1969. Lithograph on paper. Gift of George M. Irwin 1995-9-2.4
John Clem Clarke (United States, b. 1937), Louis XIV, 1969. Lithograph on paper. Gift of George M. Irwin 1995-9-2.4

Exhibition

On view
Nov 2, 2018 to Nov 27, 2018
Lower Level, Lobby

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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).


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Selected by Anne Sautman and Jon Seydl

John Clem Clarke
Louis XIV, 1969
Lithograph on paper
Gift of George M. Irwin
1995-9-2.4

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