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American Interior nº 10, 1968/1979-1980

Painting, 162.5 x 114.5 cm

Under the name by which the artist Gudmundur Gudmundsson has been known since 1953, Erró was one of the driving forces behind the Nouvelle Figuration movement that emerged in France in 1960 in reaction to Informalism and which became the most politicised European version of Pop art.

From images found on his travels, he builds a visual juxtaposition in which the peasants of the Vietnam National Liberation Front, which the press called Vietcong and who fought against the United States army, invade the homes of well-off middleclass America. Made by Erró in 1968, this painting is part of the American Interiors series, in which the artist denounced the double standards of American capitalism.


Technical details

Original title:
American Interior nº 10
Registration number:
2176
Artist:
Erró
Date created:
1968/1979-1980
Date acquired:
2003
Status:
On display
Fonds:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium
Object type:
Painting
Media:
Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions:
162.5 x 114.5 cm (height x width)
Room:
Meier Building, Level 1, Room 5
Credits:
MACBA Collection. MACBA Consortium. Gift of Victòria Combalía
Copyright:
© Erró, VEGAP, Barcelona
It has accessibility resources:
No

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