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Second Millennium

Coe, Sue

Second Millennium

silkscreen on paper, ed. 7/100

1999 Purchase funded by David M. and Katherine Giltinan, Jr.

Sue Coe is familiar with the power of print media and its ability to reach a broad audience. She worked as an illustrator for "New York Times" and "Time Magazine". Eventually, she decided to use her art to address issues such as animal rights and racial discrimination. Her powerful and disturbing imagery bears similarities to the work of Francisco Goya. In "Second Millennium" she intentionally presents imagery that forces the viewer to confront the cruelty directed toward animals by the fast food industry and by corporations using them for product testing. She also alludes to the blantant destruction of the environment by our consumer culture.