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Peace Warrior (Samurai) 500

Peace Warrior (Samurai) 500

Artist: Carl Chiarenza (American, born 1935)
Date: 2003
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 14 5/8 x 18 3/4 in. (37.1 x 47.6 cm)
Support: 15 15/16 x 19 7/8 in. (40.5 x 50.5 cm)
Mat: 19 3/4 x 24 in. (50.2 x 61 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joyce Niemanas, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.22.4
Description
Throughout his fifty-year career in photography, Carl Chiarenza has redefined landscape composition through his intuitive, in-studio collages of paper and tin. Peace Warrior (Samurai) 500 is part of his series Peace Warriors, which developed out of Chiarenza’s reaction to the United States’s invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the resulting war. The series, like Chiarenza’s entire body of work, is rich and evocative; the remarkably dark photographs, suggesting abstracted forms of warriors, are shadowlike, masterful, and probing.
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