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Artist Interview—Hew Locke: Gilt

Sep 29, 2022 4 MINUTES
Go behind the scenes with artist Hew Locke, who discusses the inspiration and making of “Gilt,” The Met’s 2022 Facade Commission.

Borrowing the format of trophies—emblems of competition and victory—Hew Locke has created four sculptures that reflect on the exercise and representation of power. These works feature details inspired by objects in The Met collection, many rendered unfamiliar through appropriation, fragmentation, and recombination.

On view September 15, 2022 through May 22, 2023.

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The exhibition is made possible by the Jane and Robert Carroll Fund, Art Mentor Foundation Lucerne, and Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky.

Production Credits:

Director: Kate Farrell
Producer: Melissa Bell
Editor: Stephanie Wuertz
Jib Camera: Kelly Richardson
Camera: Jason Chau, Rachel Batashvili
Key Grip: Foster McLaughlin
Production Coordinator: Lela Jenkins
Production Assistants: Angelina Ding, Aurola Wedman Alfaro
Music: Austin Fisher
Timelapse Photography: Heather Johnson, Xue Chen
Special thanks to: Hew Locke, Indra Khanna, and Kelly Baum

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