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Ministerio de Asuntos Extraordinarios (Department of Extraordinary Affairs)
  • Alfredo Benavídez Bedoya
    born 1951
    born: Buenos Aires, Argentina ; active: Argentina
  • Ministerio de Asuntos Extraordinarios (Department of Extraordinary Affairs), 2003
  • Where object was made: Argentina
  • linocut
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 599 x 818 mm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 23 9/16 x 32 3/16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 681 x 863 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 26 3/4 x 34 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 40 in
  • Gift of the artist
  • Not on display
  • 2004.0056

Cracking, crumbling, and structurally-unsound buildings supported by dozens of sinewy feet. A man leaps (falls?) to his death out of the furthest-right building. While one giant hand victoriously waves a flag at the far left, a small male figure urinates off the roof of an adjacent building.