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Fernando Bryce, El mundo en Llamas (The World in Flames), 2010–11, ink on paper, ninety-five elements, eighty-three measuring 27 1/2 x 19 5/8“, twelve measuring 39 3/8 x 27 1/2”.

Fernando Bryce

Museo de Arte de Lima - MALI

Fernando Bryce, El mundo en Llamas (The World in Flames), 2010–11, ink on paper, ninety-five elements, eighty-three measuring 27 1/2 x 19 5/8“, twelve measuring 39 3/8 x 27 1/2”.

Fernando Bryce’s Visión de la pintura occidental (Vision of Western Painting), 2002, consists of thirty-nine offset reproductions of canonical Western paintings hung salon style, surrounded by two additional walls of printed copies of ninety-six ink drawings aligned in double rows. The offset reproductions are original objects from the Museo de Reproducciones Pictóricas in Lima, Peru, which was initiated by the city’s Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos in 1951 and closed in 1997. The museum’s aim was to provide access to reproduced European masterpieces that Peruvians could not otherwise see in person. For the printed drawings, Bryce copied, by hand, typewritten letters and inventory statements from the museum in all their detail, which in turn appear as copies: an archive of an archive of an archive (an alternate version of the piece ironically swaps photographs of the

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