For Which it Stands
Americana in Contemporary Art
Produced by
Patrice Farameh

Curated by
Carla Sakamoto

Designed by
Susanne Schaal

Cover Artwork by
Tom Friedman

Published by
The Curated Collection

What do Mickey Mouse, Coca Cola, McDonald’s golden arches and the stars and stripes all have in common? They are all stamped with an illustrious, invisible but totally obvious seal that proclaims, “Made in America.” These images and others like them have become stand-ins for the country itself, recognizable to people all over the world. With bright colors and radical designs, they symbolize the United States, a place heralded for its wealth of opportunities and the rich creativity that can only thrive in a land of the free. Whether produced as the result of rags to riches stories, or as allegorical takes on a fascinating culture, these images provoke spirited responses the world over, attaining cult status on a global level. For Which It Stands presents a collection of contemporary artists working in diverse media who use these traditional American icons to relate their own inspired ideas.

34.3 x 24.8 cm
13.5 x 9.75 inches

400 pp. hardcover
Over 200 color photos


Cover Artwork
Untitled (back of dollar), 2011 by Tom Friedman
Courtesy of the artist Tom Friedman, Luhring Augustine, New York and Stephen Friedman Gallery, London



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