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750 Mug Shots (A Portrait of a Nation)
750 Mug Shots (A Portrait of a Nation)
2006 inkjet print (189cm X 122cm) edition of 3
This print reproduces seven hundred and fifty digital images of mugs that were online, on one day, in the endeavour of their owners to sell the mugs depicted on Ebay.
In many instances I was the first and subsequently the only person to view the enlarged version of the image online.
It represents not only a social and economic portrait, through the collectible aspects of a tea drinking nation, but is also a visual statement upon the subject of appropriation of digital imagery,
this physical reproduction existing beyond the digital originals now extant.

750 Mug Shots (detail)