umberto's horse was shied by a car
DIMENSIONS 22" x 32" MEDIUM archival pigment print
Limited edition of 50, 2015
Accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist
Similar to a Jasper Johns flag painting, Sternberg's take on the patriotic symbol is driven by the act of applying color and texture to material rather than an overt political statement. In much of his work to date, Sternberg has addressed social issues and the context of the American dream, relating freedom to consumerism and the effect of this mentality on the environment. In this print, Sternberg references the Italian Futurist, Umberto Boccioni, who was killed when his horse was hit by a car during military training.
Framing option is black or white painted wood, .75" wide flat face and 1.25" deep, with UV acrylic glass.