Ono FREIGHT TRAIN 2005
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.
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.
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
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