Monday, October 16, 2006

USA Today

Aleksandra Mir... Beauty Free (2005, Felt tip pen on paper) "...Retro text and motifs evoking idealist 1960s Americana such as the draft, the baby boom, Civil War, road trips, the space race, the Bicentennial, love and God were sketched by Mir overnight and filled in by her helpers working in shifts each day and evening using black Sharpie felt tips pens. The process of collaboration, and the use of atypical materials – in this case a humble household marker pen – are similarly integral to the artist's working practice." From Selected Works by Aleksandra Mir, part of the exhibition USA Today at the Saatchi Gallery.


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