Jean-Michel Basquiat in his Great Jones Street studio, in front of a piss painting of himself by Andy Warhol. The canvas had been covered in the copper paint and urine was applied. The urine reacts with the copper paint to create oxidation, then Basquiat’s image was silk-screened onto the canvas.
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