The Raft of Lampedusa Premium Poster
40.00 £ – 50.00 £
The Raft of Lampedusa carries 13 refugees towards an unknown future. It draws its inspiration from Théodore Géricault’s Raft of the Medusa which represents the vain hope of shipwrecked sailors. Despite being able to see the rescue vessel on the horizon, they are abandoned to their fate – much as refugees are today. Even as raft after raft of refugees is lost beneath the waves of the Mediterranean, as the bodies of children wash up on European shores, Fortress Europe has withdrawn rescue operations, built barriers, turned away.
Taylor cast refugee Abdel Kader as the figurehead of The Raft of Lampedusa. Kader comes from Laayoune, the largest city in Western Sahara, and made his own perilous journey by boat to Lanzarote 16 years ago when he was only 13 years old.
Artwork Title: The Raft of Lampedusa
Artist and Underwater Photographer: Jason deCaires Taylor
Name and Location of Original Artwork: Museo Atlántico, Lanzarote, Spain
Original Artwork Installation Date: 2016
© Jason deCaires Taylor, courtesy of underwatersculpture.com @jasondecairestaylor
Each poster is printed on museum quality, long-lasting matte (uncoated) 200 gsm paper. Posters are shipped in sturdy protective packaging.
Sizes available online of this particular print: 50 x 70cm and 70 x 100cm. Other sizes are available upon request. Contact the Studio directly to enquire about ordering a different size.
Frame not included.
50×70 cm / 20×28″, 70×100 cm / 28×40″