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Pedro Meyer

Live Broadcast, San Juan Mixtepec, Oaxaca, Mexico

(Madrid, Spain, 1935 - )

1990 and 1993 (printed 2008)

Digital pigment print

Collection of the Akron Art Museum

Gift of the artist and the Evelyne Shaffer Endowment for Exhibitions

2008.35

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“I had this image of a man holding a box, and I found that the way he framed himself—like a television set—was very meaningful,” says Meyer. “However, only half the frame worked for me.” Combining that image with one of a wall covered with religious icons, “the man became an icon in a television set. By bringing the Devil into the TV (many refer to the television as ‘bringing the Devil into one’s home’), I drew a further connection between the man, the television and the icons.”

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Mexico
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Television
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