The very things I might have given in to, that demanded - that said, “this is your life” - I mean, “this is your only way to survive,” are the things I fought hardest to end. Cause I believed in something else. And what makes that sane is that I can understand other people’s situations in their own terms, but I still can’t understand mine.
In today’s advertising world, it’s almost impossible the avoid visual
landscape of company brand names and logos. We endulge in a pop culture
that is virtually paid for and made possible by “product placement”,
creating often unwelcome interruptions. This Saturday, CHG Circa gallery’s
artists have chosen to interrupt their own imagery in “Product
Painted by hand in 1962, Andy Warhol’s Before and After, 4 was based on a plastic surgeon’s 1961 advertisement in The National Enquirer. Today Deputy Director for International Initiatives and Senior Curator Donna De Salvo will discuss the work as part of 99 Objects.
Installation view of America Is Hard to See (Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, May 1-September 27, 2015). Photography by Ronald Amstutz