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America (Snoop Dogg)

Andres Serrano

Photography

On View: Northwest Corner, Intro Gallery
Snoop Dogg is part of Andres Serrano's series America. It attempts to document the current social reality of the U.S.A. In addition to Snoop Dogg, the series includes images of such diverse personalities as a Playboy Bunny, a homeless man, a firefighter, a street vendor, a boy scout, and an assistant at an investment bank. Undertaking the series in response to the shock of 9/11, Serrano set out to answer the question of who we are and what the diversity of America actually looks like. He captures the humanity of his subjects while at the same time the scale of the figures, as they are positioned within the picture frame, gives them almost heroic proportions.
MEDIUM Cibachrome print
DATES 2002
DIMENSIONS 45 1/4 x 37 5/8 in. (114.9 x 95.6 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Photography
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is on view in Northwest Corner, Intro Gallery
ACCESSION NUMBER 2004.19
EDITION Edition: 2/7
CREDIT LINE Gift of Joseph P. Carroll, Rosemary McNamara, and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam, by exchange
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Andres Serrano
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CAPTION Andres Serrano (American, born 1950). America (Snoop Dogg), 2002. Cibachrome print, 45 1/4 x 37 5/8 in. (114.9 x 95.6 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Joseph P. Carroll, Rosemary McNamara, and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam, by exchange, 2004.19. © Andres Serrano
IMAGE overall, 2004.19.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2004
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