ThisВ tea towelВ features a reproduction of Dorothy IannonesВ I Lift My Lamp Beside the Golden Door,В 2018, aВ large-scale mural installation at 22nd St. IannoneвЂ™s mural features three colorful Statues of Liberty. Between them runs the final line from Emma LazarusвЂ™s poem вЂњThe New Colossus,вЂќ the ode to the freedom promised by immigration to America engraved on a bronze plaque mounted inside the statue at Liberty Island.
IannoneвЂ™s piece was conceived before the recent months of upheaval in the United States around immigration, an already contested topic; these recent debates have raised the Statue of Liberty anew as a symbol of the openness of New York City and the United States to those seeking asylum, freedom, or simply a better life. IannoneвЂ™s vibrant Liberties bring a bit of joy to an often exhausting and demoralizing political debate.
Limited edition of 1000; 19.7 x 27.5 inches (L x W). 100% linen. Produced in collaboration with Third Drawer Down Studio.
Learn more about Dorothy IannonesВ High Line commissionВ here.