Aleksandra Mir – White House Purple Heart White House Ivory Tower White House Red Neck White House Blue Devils White House Yellow Submarine White House Agent Orange White House Black Power White House Green Thumb White House Pink Dollars White House Dumb Blond White House Golden Showers White House Silver Linings

Yes, that really is the title of the current show from Aleksandra Mir at the Mary Boone Gallery. The works displayed in this post are all large scale marker drawings on paper.

Aleksandra Mir - White House Black Power

The gallery has kept the press release simple. The sum total is this hilarious quote from Waldemar Januszczak’s review of the 2006 exhibition “USA Today” at the Royal Academy in the London Sunday Times.

“… Aleksandra Mir, from Lubin, in Poland, is another maker of new maps of the USA, across which she declares the Cold War to be Hot Stuff, in the style of a mustard advert in a hamburger outlet…Young America is a bottomless source of the stuff. This entire display stinks of stupidity and an absent education. Has anyone here read a book or studied history or looked at a Botticelli or questioned a technique or patiently thought their way through an artistic conundrum? Not a chance. This is a generation of paint-happy knownothings brought up on hamburgers and porn, a talentless bloom of post-pop trailer trash that makes our own Brit Artists look like a parade of Einsteins by comparison.”

Aleksandra Mir - White House Ivory Tower

Aleksandra Mir - White House Blue Devils

Aleksandra Mir
WHITE HOUSE PURPLE HEART WHITE HOUSE IVORY TOWER WHITE HOUSE RED NECK WHITE HOUSE BLUE DEVILS WHITE HOUSE YELLOW SUBMARINE WHITE HOUSE AGENT ORANGE WHITE HOUSE BLACK POWER WHITE HOUSE GREEN THUMB WHITE HOUSE PINK DOLLARS WHITE HOUSE DUMB BLOND WHITE HOUSE GOLDEN SHOWERS WHITE HOUSE SILVER LININGS
30 October – 20 December 2008
Mary Boone Gallery
NYC



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About Scott Lickstein, Look Into My Owl

Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.




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