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SUE COE The Tragedy of War Series

Arizona State University Art Museum
Nelson Fine Arts Center

January 10 through May 31, 2003
Date to be Announced

image credit: What a Golden Beak! (They Want War),
Plate 2 from the Tragedy of War series, 1999
Aquatint and etching, with hand coloring, 8 x 12"  Gift of the artist.

SUE COE: The Tragedy of War Series

Sue Coe is an important social/political artist working and residing in the United States. She creates visual commentaries on current political events and persons in power; on the inhumane treatment of animals in factory farms, slaughterhouses, and laboratories; and on the victims of AIDS, Apartheid and war. She does this in a media that allows distribution to the widest audience: prints. In this exhibition of twenty-four works, Coe exhaustively examines the Tragedy of War in our contemporary world– the political players, atrocities, and victims.

About the Artist
Sue Coe was born in Tamworth, England in 1951.  She studied at the Royal College of Art, London from 1970-1973.

Her work has been exhibited at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC; Georges Pompidou Center, Paris; The Museum of Modern Art, NY; United Nations, New York, NY; Art Institute of Chicago, IL; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, TX; Santa Monica Museum of Art, Santa Monica, CA; and is represented by Galerie St. Etienne, New York, NY.  Coe has written and created images for eight books.
The Arizona State University Art Museum maintains in its print archive a complete inventory of Coe's etchings and lithographs.
ASU Art Museum Presentation
Organized by Jean Makin, SUE COE: The Tragedy of War Series will be installed in the Arizona State University Art Museum Nelson Fine Arts Center location.

SUE COE: The Tragedy of War Series (January 10 -  May 31, 2003) is open at the Nelson Fine Arts Center Tuesday from 10am to 9pm, Wednesday through Saturday from 10am to 5pm.

The exhibition and related programs are supported in part by Mikki and Stanley Weithorn and Friends of the ASU Art Museum.