Danh Vo

Portrait of a hand, 2010

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The photogravure Portrait of a hand depicts Danh Vo’s grandmother posing for a photograph. The title of the work directs the viewer’s attention to the woman’s left hand hanging from the armrest. Danh Vo often uses family photographs for his photogravure projects, embedding his own family’s biography in a wider historical context. Following the 1975 fall of Saigon to North-Vietnamese forces, the new communist regime initiated reeducation programs and force relocations, which lead many Vietnamese citizens to leave the country. Vo’s family escaped on a self-built boat, which was intercepted by a Danish shipping freighter. The family was granted refuge in Denmark.

Print technique
Photogravure on Hahnemühle Bütten 300g
Paper size 93 x 69 cm – Plate size 79 x 59 cm
Edition
Edition of 24
Printer
Printed by Julie Dam
Publisher
Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
Signed by:
The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.
Registration no
ID: DaV 10 002-1

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