June 17, 2011 2 Comments
Leilah Weinraub selected the items on the Top Ten feature in the 2011 summer issue of ARTFORUM.
She sweetly included my current work in her list. Check the the online version here.
Some images of the print version, arranged with personal items on my desk:
Some images from the series ʻHistory of the World – Adams and Crenshaw’ by Nicolau Vergueiro and Marco Antonio Prado:
This body of work is made from layers of posters that had been affixed atop one another over time,
reclaimed from a wall outside a mechanic shop at Adams and Crenshaw Blvds. The top layer had
been painted black. By peeling away different sections of the numerous layers, compositions are created
by revealing the hidden images of the posters.
PROPAGANDA FROM PROPAGANDA -
Collage, as art medium, fully developed in the early 20th century, facilitated by the emergence of mechanically reproduced images.
Avant-garde movements of the time used ads and other printed images to relay their aesthetics and ideals. Propaganda from propaganda.
In the 1950’s, the afﬁchistes Raymond Hains and Jacques Villeglé emerged. Their work utilized torn city posters, or affiches lacérées, as their medium to create ready-made compositions.
Fellow afﬁchiste Mimmo Rotella stands out by concentrating his subject matter and source materials to movie posters and their stars, most notably, Marilyn Monroe:
In the 70′s and 80′s the lacerated poster became synonymous with the branding of the punk movement. The literal anti-establishment aesthetic continued to explore a critique of capitalist production/consumerism, only to became a marketing tool itself.
FROM ONE WALL TO ANOTHER – recent artwork utilizing posters: