Armed Freedom Lying on a Sunbed (2011)

Armed Freedom Lying on a Sunbed is an altered bronze replica of the Statue of Freedom, also known as Freedom Triumphant in War and Peace (and sometimes referred to as Armed Freedom), which has crowned the dome of the U.S. Capitol Building since 1863. Armed Freedom Lying on a Sunbed features a scaled down, 7 ½-foot replica of the original bronze sculpture, lying horizontally inside a Solaris 442 sun bed. The work is housed within the Pavilion’s rotunda, which echoes the architectural form of the U.S. Capitol dome and rotunda.

Allora and Calzadilla
Armed Freedom Lying in a Sunbed, 2011
U.S. Pavilion, 54th International Art Exhibition, presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art
Photo by Andrew Bordwin.

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