Portrait of a hand, 2010Price on request
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 of 24
- Printed by Julie Dam
- Published by Niels Borch Jensen Editions
- Signed by:
- The print is validated with a certificate of authenticity.
- Registration no
- ID: DaV 10 002-1