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A Signed and Numbered Multiple. Edition of 60 Plus 10 Artists Proofs

"The Freight Train multiple is constructed of mixed media, with an internal lighting system and detachable electric cord.The work is 7.5 High x 16 Wide x 4.75 Deep including base. The artist's statement, written in four languages as it appears on the original Freight Train, is printed in black on aluminum photosensitive plates. The edition includes Yoko Ono's sound work for Freight Train in the form of an audio CD. Each work is individually numbered, and signed by the artist.

Prepublication Price: $2000 until April 31, 2006.

Yoko Ono and Gilbert & Lila Silverman donated this special edition to the Detroit Institute of Arts. 100% of the proceeds from sales of the multiple will be used by the Friends of Modern Art Acquisitions Fund for the purchase of contemporary art to enrich DIA's collections.

This multiple is based on Yoko Ono's Freight Train,1999, that was installed in front of the DIA from September 2003 until early last summer. In 2000, Freight Train was installed in the center of Berlin at Schlossplatz, moved to the Yokohama Triennale in 2001-2002, and then to P.S. 1 in New York prior to coming to Detroit.

Freight Train was inspired by a brutal act of inhumanity, when a locked freight train carrying Mexican workers to the United States was abandoned in the American desert and all perished. The metaphoric power of the artwork allows it to be viewed in numerous contexts."

To purchase contact
Tarya Stanford at Detroit institute of Arts
(313)833.4020 or

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