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Drama by Jorge Otero-Pailos


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22 x 32 inches
edition of 30 at $1000

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Edition exclusively created for ArtWeLove collectors.

This edition is embossed with ArtWeLove's seal of authenticity in the lower left-hand corner.

These prints are made with fade-resistant, archival-quality ink and are printed on 100% cotton rag, acid-free and ph neutral watercolor paper. This particular paper stock is designed for professional artworks, featuring brilliant whites and a weight of 255 gsm.

The dimensions listed are for the size of paper containing the image, not the image size itself. This edition has a minimum 3/4 inch border.

This print ships unframed. For framing suggestions, please read below.

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Framing Recommendation:

The artist recommends using a contemporary look with 1 1/2-inch-deep frame in a white finish and a 3-inch snow white, acid-free matte board.

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Envisioned as the post-Euro currency, Drama anticipates the new world order while recuperating the pathos of the old Greek Drachma. Otero-Pailos explores a politically and culturally charged icon, which has returned to haunt not just the Greeks, but also the ideological foundations of Europe in Hellenic Classicism. Working with modern Greek drachmas that were in circulation before the switch to the Euro in 2002, Jorge subtly erased some letters to let the word drama appear on the currency notes. It was not lost on us that Greece was the birthplace of theatrical classical drama some 2,600 years ago. Drama comes as a stunningly beautiful modern commentary on our current financial crisis and a reminder of what we owe to Greece, in this case, both the drachma and the drama, pun intended.

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About Jorge Otero-Pailos

Venice Biennale-featured Jorge Otero-Pailos was trained as an architect and specializes in experimental forms of preservation. In his projects, preservation enables a powerful rethinking of our world’s heritage.

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