Enamel-filled etched acrylic on plywood mounted on two steel shipping containers
Created for The 2014 Whitney Biennial
Tony Tasset is an artist who utilizes a variety of mediums including sculpture, photography, video and film.
Recently, Tasset's 2014 work, "Artists Monument" was included in the Whitney Biennial, New York 2014. Engraved with the names of nearly 400,000 artists on multi-colored acrylic panels, this vast sculpture stands as an homage to creators and subverts exclusivity by arranging little known artists and household names side-by-side.
Tasset received his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and his BFA from The Art Academy of Cincinnati. Tony Tasset (b. 1960) lives and works in Chicago, IL and is represented by Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago, IL.
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