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Ian Hoskin


25 February 2013
54 x 36 x 0.2 centimeters
© Ian Hoskin

From the series Defaced. Edition of 20. These images are of old, decaying, defaced, weather-beaten posters on walls in both urban and rural areas of Southern India. With a population in India of 1.25 Billion, having your image on a wall means you are, for whatever reason even if only temporarily, important. Regarding these faded and defaced faces acts for me as a momento mori: No matter how famous we all end up slipping back one way or another into obscurity. The posters take on a life of their own after being exposed to the elements for so long, some ghostly and macabre, some comic and some even quite joyful. Printed on 310 gsm Hahnemuhle paper with archival inks.
Full Artwork Details
Artist: Ian Hoskin
Title: Face_4063.jpg
Date: 25 February 2013
Medium: Paper
Medium Category: Photography
Genre: Pop
Original Dimensions: 54 x 36 x 0.2 centimeters
Copyright: Ian Hoskin
Primary color: 
Tags: India, poster, portrait, Defaced, decayed, weathered

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