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Maker(s):Coe, Sue
Culture:British, active in the United States (b.1951-
Title:Veal Skinner
Date Made:1991
Materials:lithograph on cream B. F. K. Rives paper
Measurements:Mat: 38 x 29 1/2 in; 96.5 x 74.9 cm; Sheet: 36 x 28 in; 91.4 x 71.1 cm; Image: 28 x 30 in; 71.1 x 76.2 cm
Accession Number:  AC 1992.2
Credit Line:Purchase with William W. Collins (Class of 1953) Print Fund
Museum Collection:  Mead Art Museum at Amherst College

Label Text:
Sue Coe uses her art as a form of social protest. Like Goya, Daumier, and others before her, Coe expresses her outrage at injustices, often ones that most people would rather ignore. Her subjects cover - or uncover - political causes of all kinds, ranging from the desperate plight of the homeless to the bleak reality of the helpless victim. Rape, AIDS, the Ku Klux Klan, apartheid in South Africa, the bombing of Kosovo, and the devastating situation in the Middle East have all been issues excoriated by Coe.

Through the years, one topic that has continuously commanded Coe's attention has been animal rights and the meat-packing industry. Through Porkopolis, a group of prints and mixed-media work, the artist exposes the inhumanity and horrors of vivisection, biotechnology, and the slaughterhouse. She sees a direct connection between the exploitation of animals and the oppression of the weak by the strong, as is evident in this lithograph, the Veal Skinner.

figures; men; animals; deaths

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