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Peace Prosperity And Friendship With All Nations

Heman Chong

Installation view of HEMAN CHONG’s Safe Entry (Version 2.0 – 2.7), 2020, acrylic on canvas, 200 × 130 × 3.8 cm, at “Peace Prosperity And Friendship With All Nations,” STPI Gallery, Singapore, 2021. Copyright the artist. Courtesy the artist and STPI Gallery.

In January 2020, the United Kingdom minted a new, commemorative 50-pence coin to mark its departure from the European Union. One side of the coin bears the motto “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations,” a modified quote from the inaugural address of United States founding father Thomas Jefferson…

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