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Ken Aptekar
Born 1950 in Detroit, MI
Lives and works in New York, NY
I'm in Madrid, 1999
oil paint on wood, sandblasted glass, bolts
60 x 60 inches (four panels, 30 x 30 inches)
Bebe and Crosby Kemper Collection
Gift of the William T. Kemper Charitable Trust
1999.10a-d
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Aptekar borrows his imagery from great artists of the past, adding text (often sandblasted on glass over his paintings) to open a dialogue between art history and the viewer. His source for this commentary on the Spanish Civil War is The Nobleman with his Hand at his Chest by El Greco (1541–1614), which is in the collection of the Prado Museum in Madrid, Spain.