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here’s a piece i recently finished for the
second third time, (yeah, i had a bad case of art fever…) it’s entitled Félix-Remix and it was made by “remixing” into a collage a print from the oeuvre of the late, great Félix González-Torres. for those of you who are unfamiliar with the artist and his work, a lot of his efforts and interests were based around the idea of democratizing art and making it more available to the public… quite literally in fact. included in the majority of his shows before his untimely death, as well as every retrospective that’s followed, there has always been an item or two offered free to the public, be it a small piece of candy or a black and white print/poster. i was lucky enough to grab (more than) a few at the SFMOMA 75th anniversary exhibition earlier this year, (a crammed, overcrowded, poorly curated show as they so often are there). anyway, i was feeling really special and all for getting this poster, until i took a peek on the internet and saw just how many other (stupid) people had one hanging in their (stupid) office or in their (stupid) bedroom or in their (stupid) den/rec room. so i decided to make mine special, (no, not by illegibly writing all over it, but) by recreating the image using two posters in an arrangement from black to white in what i felt to be something of a collaborative process. in other words, here is my new collage. i hope you like it.
you can view a larger image of this, as well as my complete portfolio here.