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08W.079 Line. Rancho El Chivo, Chihuahua

08W.079 Line. Rancho El Chivo, Chihuahua

Artist: Michael P. Berman (American, born 1956)
Date: 2008 (printed 2011)
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 38 3/8 x 47 3/4 in. (97.5 x 121.3 cm)
Support: 41 1/2 x 51 3/4 in. (105.4 x 131.4 cm)
Frame: 49 7/16 x 58 5/8 x 7/8 in. (125.6 x 148.9 x 2.2 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.9
Description
The line bisecting this image is a wall separating two ranches in the Chihuahuan desert near the border between the United States and Mexico. Both sides show the effect of grazing on the native environment by cattle that are not indigenous to the region. The artist nonetheless finds beauty in this scene and, despite the cost to the landscape, admires the traditions and tenacity of the ranch families who eke out a living in the desert.
Not on view
Publication and Exhibition History: Sept. 14 - Dec.7, 2012: The Governor's Awards for Excellence in the Arts, 2012, New Mexico Museum of Art