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Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement Between Libya and the United States. Tripoli, Libya, August 14, 2008

Taryn Simon

Contemporary Art

Taryn Simon takes inspiration from the context of major political meetings and draws attention to the many symbols of decorum and diplomacy they employ by focusing on the quiet presence of decorative floral arrangements. Simon indexes, re-creates, photographs, and preserves these centerpieces, linking the grand theatrics of political deal-making and the globalization of world economies to the intricacies of botany and horticulture. In the delicate stack of pages that forms part of the sculptural steel monolith, Simon brings together the natural and the mechanical, the ephemeral and the eternal, in a precarious state of balance.
MEDIUM Inkjet print, herbarium paper, mahogany wood frame
DATES 2015
DIMENSIONS frame: 85 × 73 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (215.9 × 186.1 × 7.0 cm)  (show scale)
COLLECTIONS Contemporary Art
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
ACCESSION NUMBER 2021.6
EDITION Edition: 2/3 plus 2 APs
CREDIT LINE Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery
RIGHTS STATEMENT © Taryn Simon
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CAPTION Taryn Simon (American, born 1975). Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement Between Libya and the United States. Tripoli, Libya, August 14, 2008, 2015. Inkjet print, herbarium paper, mahogany wood frame, frame: 85 × 73 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (215.9 × 186.1 × 7.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, 2021.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2021.6_PS11.jpg)
IMAGE overall, 2021.6_PS11.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2021
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Taryn Simon (American, born 1975). <em>Comprehensive Claims Settlement Agreement Between Libya and the United States.  Tripoli, Libya, August 14, 2008</em>, 2015. Inkjet print, herbarium paper, mahogany wood frame, frame: 85 × 73 1/4 × 2 3/4 in. (215.9 × 186.1 × 7.0 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the artist and Gagosian Gallery, 2021.6. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2021.6_PS11.jpg)