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Dan Tague: Ownership Is Oppression

Dan Tague


Dan Tague


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  • Dan Tague has an MFA in Studio Arts from The University of New Orleans, and is a multi-media artist, curator, and activist whose work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally. His activist artwork was triggered by losing everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, in New Orleans where he was born and raised.

  • The Almighty Dollar is the focus of this series. The many nuances associated with the dollar bill serve as an unrelenting source of inspiration for me as I fold the monetary engravings obsessively to reveal messages.

    These manipulated promissory notes take on new meanings as the messages are realized in the ready-made light of the U.S. currency. At the very core of this fiscal narrative is the tug-of-war between politics and the pursuit of happiness.

    I address several of these very issues that are important to all of us: civil rights, morality, conflict, and most importantly love. This photo series offers a moment of reflection to further consider the good, bad, and the ugly potential of a monetary centric world.

  • This limited-edition art print is made using archival pigment inks on premium lustre photographic paper, and includes a certificate of authenticity. The listed dimensions are for the final paper size, and include a 1/2 inch margin for framing.

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