Liliana Porter, ‘Dialogue in Chinese’, 2000, Krakow Witkin Gallery

Solar etching, relief roll and plastic figurine collaged on paper with deckled edge

Signature: Signed and dated lower right, numbered and titled lower left in graphite below image

Image rights: Krakow Witkin Gallery

About Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Argentinean, b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

New York,
Liliana Porter: Other Situations
SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 
Savannah, GA, United States,
Liliana Porter
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