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Faschismus

Accession Number
2005/2.64

Title
Faschismus

Artist(s)
Burhan Cahit Doğançay

Artist Nationality
Turkish (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
1997

Medium & Support
collage, acrylic, pencil, chalk, and sand on cardboard

Dimensions
34 1/2 in x 27 in (87.6 cm x 68.6 cm)

Credit Line
Anonymous gift

Subject matter
Doğançay was inspired by walls and the graffiti that covered them which is reflected in Faschismus. He was raised in Turkey and later moved to New York City where he was exposed to a lot of graffiti and urban art. The title is German and translates to fascism in English revealing the highly political nature of the piece. One phrase reads, "Grego hates drugs and faschismus" and two other phrases appear to be from publication headlines. One reads "Mother Shoots Son Over Crack {Doğançay was inspired by walls and the graffiti that covered them which is reflected in Faschismus. He was raised in Turkey and later moved to New York City where he was exposed to a lot of graffiti and urban art. The title is German and translates to fascism in English revealing the highly political nature of the piece. One phrase reads, "Grego hates drugs and faschismus" and two other phrases appear to be from publication headlines. One reads "Mother Shoots Son Over Crack $" and another, "Only two months old and already listening to cracksex." Images of faces, including George H.W. Bush, Madonna, and Andy Warhol, can be seen throughout and rectangles that are layered like bricks in a wall, remind the viewer of Doğançay's inspiration.}quot; and another, "Only two months old and already listening to cracksex." Images of faces, including George H.W. Bush, Madonna, and Andy Warhol, can be seen throughout and rectangles that are layered like bricks in a wall, remind the viewer of Doğançay's inspiration.

Primary Object Classification
Mixed Media

Primary Object Type
collage

Collection Area
Modern and Contemporary

Rights
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Keywords
American (North American)
Turkish (culture or style)
graffiti
political art
walls

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