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Troy Williams
Guilt of Innocence (Postage Due Mr. Lee), wood and steel sculpture,Troy Williams

2005

$6,200

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“Guilt of Innocence” (Postage Due Mr. Lee) Most of us don’t realize the true cost of the lifestyle we enjoy. There is a price paid by humanity that lives in our shadow. Unfair trade practices have stripped multitudes from their means of subsistence, thus forcing them to bow down to the system that has taken from them a meaningful life. The sculpture “Guilt of Innocence” depicts the American consumer’s role in this tragedy. Who is Mr. Lee? Lee Kyung was a South Korean farmer whose family farm is now a parking lot due to the WTO and unfair trade practices. Farmers in South Korea, who once made a good middle class living on their land, are now impoverished by the dumping of subsidized food onto their market by rich countries. In 2003, at the WTO summit in Cancun, Mexico, a metal barricade was constructed to separate the WTO members from the the ten to fifteen thousand protesters from across Mexico and the rest of the world. Mr Lee climbed the barricade, read a statement about his efforts to save South Korean farmers, then plunged a knife into his heart. His last words were that the “WTO kills farmers”.

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  • Creation Year
    2005
  • Dimensions
    Height: 52.5 in. (133.35 cm)Width: 14.5 in. (36.83 cm)Depth: 14 in. (35.56 cm)
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  • Gallery Location
    Santa Fe, NM
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU19121740303

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