Corcoran Gallery of Art [#105]

Corcoran Gallery of Art [#105]

Regular price $10.00 Sale

On June 12, 1989 the director of the Corcoran Gallery of Art decided to cancel the Robert Mapplethrope’s retrospective, bowing down to conservative lawmakers' pressure to bar NEA funds: the show included sexually explicit and homoerotic images.

Once again, the Congress had overstepped in DC public life - and the locals were not happy. Numerous artists canceled their own Corcoran shows and the director was soon forced to resign. The Corcoran’s never fully recovered after the scandal.

In this postcard, Mapplethrope’s images are projected on the historic facade of the lonely building, while the lion at the doorstep keeps on sleeping.

This image is part of the series 'Postcards from Washington DC' that aims to represent the contrasting life in the capital.


POSTCARDS are 5.47x4.21" printed on recycled matte paper. The postcards come in a clear sleeve and they are shipped in a paper envelope. We use First-Class Mail, unless with another item.

PRINTS are 8x10", 11x14" or 16x20", including 1/4" border for framing. Open edition printed with professional archival inks on acid-free, 100% cotton rag for long term durability (museum-quality giclée). Stamped and signed on the back. The prints are packaged in a protective sleeve with a sturdy backing board in a rigid kraft mailer. We care about the environment, so we ship using recycled or reused materials whenever possible.


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>>> FREE SHIPPING within the US <<<

All orders are shipped from Washington DC via USPS. Purchases over $30 include a tracking number, which will be sent to you when the order is marked as shipped.

Estimated delivery times, postcards travel faster:
- US: 10-14 days
- Europe: 2-4 weeks
- Rest of the world: 2-4 weeks (depends on the country)


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Important Information:

- Color may vary from what you see on your screen.
- This item does not include framing.


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About the artist:

Carlos Carmonamedina studied Fine Arts in Mexico and Romania. His artwork, which combines his love for travel, bicycles, food, old cameras and comics has been featured in many exhibitions around the world.

After living in Europe for 7 years, he is now settled in Washington DC, where he works as an illustrator and graphic designer.


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Illustrations and original design © carlos carmonamedina / carmonamedina studio llc -- Purchase of fine art does not entitle buyer to reproduction rights. All rights reserved.