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Ernesto Fernandez Zalacain

Obsessed 2017

Cuba 2017

Photograph of balseros – Cubans taking to makeshift rafts in an attempt to leave their homes behind and make it to the USA.   The image is backlit inside a bottle of Calvin Klein Obsessed perfume – a perfect metaphor for the driving desire that would cause them to take such risk with their lives.

Size  28″ x 41″ x 3″
Edition of 3 + 2APs

Series:  En Dior Confiamos   2007-2019
The US dollar bill proudly states In God We Trust – in Spanish En Dios Confiamos.  This extensive body of work examines the draw of the outside world’s luxury goods, its fashions and its perfumes, such as Dior or in this case Obsession, to a Cuban population for whom these things are unobtainable – the province only of dreams.


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