The framing option for this RUN includes a 1 inch black wood frame with UV-glass, foam core backing and ready to hang hardware.
"My work often has a covert political read. I had a show this fall which made it more obvious. 'I'm Mark Wagner and I Approve This Message' ran at Pavel Zoubok Gallery in NYC a month before the presidential election. There were portraits of candidates in a mock voting booth, images of crowds cheering and crowds jeering, presidential podia, allegorical Americans, etc.
I made it almost as a lark to poke fun at the commercial aspects of the electoral process. It seemed like a stupid, campy image last summer when I had the idea. But now, on the eve of the inauguration, it seems ominous." - Mark Wagner
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
is best known for his intricate collages made entirely from deconstructed US dollars. Wagner destroys thousands of bills yearly to create works which pointedly and playfully explore the intersection of wealth, power, value, and American identity. Wagner's audacious (and unlawful) destruction of this revered icon of American commerce is checked only by his virtuoso material manipulation, which renders what you will... portraits, plant life, fantastical beasts, or allegorical scenes recasting George Washington in every roll.
His work is collected by dozens of institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the US Federal Reserve Board, and the Smithsonian Institution. It has shown at The Metropolitan Museum, The Getty Research Institute, and National Portrait Gallery in DC.
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