As an extension of our joint citywide public art campaign in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in solidarity with New York’s nearly 2 million immigrant workers, Times Square Arts, For Freedoms, and Poster House are launching a new limited edition benefit print by Pedro Reyes, produced by Brooklyn Editions. Net proceeds from the sales of Reyes’ print will be donated to The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC), the advocacy organization that represents over 200 immigrant and refugee rights groups throughout New York. In response to this crisis, NYIC has launched the #NYunitedFund to help ensure the health and safety of New York’s immigrants on the frontlines.
An advocate for immigration rights, Reyes is known for his socially and politically-engaged artworks that explore the power of individual and collective organization to incite change through communication, creativity, happiness, and humor.
"Social distancing is a privilege. I chose this drawing as an homage to those workers who work with their hands and on whom we depend to keep society going.” — Pedro Reyes.
About the Artwork
Title: On the other hand, (2020)
Image Size: 18.6" x 27"
Paper Size: 23" x 31.5"
Edition of 50
Prints sell for $295, which includes shipping. Net proceeds go to the New York City Immigration Coalition.
This print is currently sold out.
About Pedro Reyes
Pedro Reyes (b. 1972, Mexico City) lives and works in Mexico City. Reyes has won international attention for large-scale projects that address current social and political issues. Through sculpture, performance, video, and activism, Reyes explores the power of individual and collective organisation to incite change through communication, creativity, happiness, and humour.
He has had solo projects and exhibitions with Creative Time, NY; Hammer Museum, LA; The Bass and ICA, Miami, FL; San Francisco Art Institute, CA; Dallas Contemporary, TX; Walker Art Center, MN; The Power Plant, Toronto; La Tallera, Cuernavaca, Mexico; and CCA Kitakyushu, Japan. His work has been exhibited in the Venice Biennale, dOCUMENTA, Gwangju Biennial, and the Liverpool Biennial, and he was the inaugural Dasha Zhukova Distinguished Visiting Artist at MIT’s Center for Art, Science & Technology (CAST). Reyes studied architecture at the Ibero-American University in Mexico City.