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Dan Tague

New Orleans artist Dan Tague is well known for thoughtful and often political compositions made of found materials. He relentlessly addresses power structures in contemporary society, and is one of the most visible artists breaking through to international recognition from a post-Katrina New Orleans. Much of his ideas come from his survivalist experience in New Orleans through several disasters. Post-hurricane, his home, like many other Americans, was destroyed. Having witnessed all of his belongings lost, he began working in a more methodical way by flipping imagery and transforming materials to create artworks of visual riddles and social commentary. Since this time, he has witnessed environmental justice and education reform take a back seat to corporate greed, frenzied consumerism, and apathy. Tague's work is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of Art, the Weisman Foundation, the West Collection, and numerous private collections. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker, Neon Magazine (Munich), Mondo Magazine (Venezuela), Frieze Magazine, Utne Reader, Inside Art, The Times-Picayune, The Washington Post, The Austin Chronicle, UK Daily Mail, and more. His work was included in the acclaimed book “For Which It Stands: Americana in Contemporary Art,” curated by Carla Sakamoto for Farameh Media.



UPDATE 10/12/18:  Music + Politics
This series represents another chapter on this continuing series of US currency portraits.

Emphasizing the message and architecture of these common American engravings led me to a more classic approach to these photographs.
The new achromatic folded money pieces offer a heightened poetic feel invigorated with a new drama and urgency. 
The messages remain inspired by current politics, popular music lyrics, and commonplace slogans, but rendering the images in this theatrical
black and white style offer a certain heft to the tone of the messages.
The balance of dramatic lighting and a focus on the architectural elements of shape and form have created a nuanced dialogue 
with the messages anchored in the light of US monetary systems.



bedtime for democracy

Modern Love

A). edition of 5 - thermal dye diffusion print,
 
image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

$5000.

B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

$1500.

Don't You Want Me Baby

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

$5000.

B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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bedtime for democracy

Liberty and Justice

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image size
36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

$5000.

B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,

image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

$1500.



bedtime for democracy

Pay to Play

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

$5000.

B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

$1500.

Lets Go Crazy

Let's Go Crazy

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Just Can't Get Enough

Just Can't Get Enough

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Under Pressure

Under Pressure

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(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Stop Making Sense

Stop Making Sense

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Can't Buy Me Love

Can't Buy Me Love

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

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B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

$1500.


 

Everybody Wants to Rule

Everybody Wants to Rule

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

$5000.

B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Cash Rules Everything

Cash Rules Everything

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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We Are The World

We Are The World

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(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Fight The Power

Fight The Power

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(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Master of Puppets

Master of Puppets

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(40" x 40" overall)

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B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

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Tainted Love

Tainted Love

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(40" x 40" overall)

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image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

$1500.

Never Gonna Give You Up

Never Gonna Give You Up

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image size 36 x 36 inches,
(40" x 40" overall)

$5000.

B). edition of 10 - thermal dye diffusion print,
image size 12 x 12 inches
(16" x 16" overall)

$1500.


Momma Tried 
2016 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.

america dreaming

American Dreaming
2016 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.



bedtime for democracy

Talk Is Cheap
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches


 

bedtime for democracy

Bullshit Walks
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

fuck yeah

Fuck Yeah
2016 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.





Si Si Puede 
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.


SOLD OUT

personal savior

Personal Savior
2015 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.


SOLD OUT




Have A Nice Day
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.


SOLD OUT

Holy Shit

Holy Shit
2018 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.


SOLD OUT

we can be heroes

We Can Be Heroes
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.

Money Is Speech

Money Is Speech
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.

guns jesus and walmart

Guns, Jesus and Walmart 
edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.

SOLD OUT

Lust for Life

Lust for Life
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.

SOLD OUT

appetite for destruction

Appetite for Destruction
2017 / edition of 5
thermal dye diffusion print
 36 x 36 inches

$5000.

SOLD OUT


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