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Mark Titchner (English, b.1973)
LOT ID: 80692
Undivided, liberty and light, 2005

Oil, on wood
72.44 х 80.31 in. (184 x 203.99 cm.)
Signed, titled, and dated verso
Edition Unique
Lot description
This unique work by Mark Titchner is a large-format archival print which ironically juxtaposes American national mottos ("Undivided" and "Liberty and Light") with the image of a mushroom cloud, thus forcing the viewer to confront the dissonance between the US's aspirations and its military actions. The work's mosaic-like composition, which cleverly imitates digital pixelation, is a visual reminder of the way rhetoric can obscure the consequences of nationalism.

Artwork measures 72.44 x 80.31 inches (184 x 204 cm).

Mark Titchner (b. 1973, England) is a contemporary artist working in digital media and sculpture, often blending science and popular culture into large-scale billboards and hybrid installations. Popular song lyrics, corporate slogans, and philosophical texts are among the sources he uses to create pieces which challenge blind faith in science and obedience to authority. Titchner graduated from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in 2005. In 2006, he was a Turner Prize nominee. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale (2007) and had solo shows at Vilma Gold, London, England (1999, 2001, 2003, 2007, 2010); the Tate Britain, London, England (2003); Peres Projects in Berlin, Germany (2008) and Los Angeles, CA (2005); and the Arnolfini, Bristol, England (2006), among many others.
Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
  • Undivided. Liberty and Light. by Mark Titchner
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