Daniela RossellUntitled 2002

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Artist
Daniela Rossell (born 1973)
Title
Untitled
Sin Título
Date 2002
MediumPhotograph, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensionsunconfirmed: 1270 x 1524 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Latin American Acquisitions Committee 2003
Reference
P11974
Not on display

Summary

This large colour photograph was produced in an edition of three plus two artist’s proofs; Tate’s copy is the first of the artist’s proofs. The print belongs to the series Rich and Famous which comprises images made by Rossell between 1994 and 2002 depicting members of the wealthy Mexican ruling class. Most of the photographs in the series portray the wives and daughters of the moneyed elite in their own homes, palatial houses and apartments that betray their occupants’ opulent lifestyles and kitsch taste. The artist encouraged her sitters to pose as they desired, creating fantasy images complete with extravagant costumes and props. The performative aspect of the photographs is heightened by their theatrical settings… (read more)

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