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Sideshow

The spirit of play (with an edge) dominates the Sideshow category. Popular culture, games, toys and the circus influence the language and visual presentation of this work.

 

Beef

Beef, 2005 Oil on copper, wood, toy parts, acrylic stands 15” x 36” x 15”

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Topless Hall of Fame

Detail of The Topless Hall of Fame, 1993 Oil on copper, engraved anodized aluminum Installation size: 204” x 144” This large installation was created for Marcia Tucker’s “Bad Girls” show at the New Museum of Contemporary Art in New York City. For installation views, please...

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American Gag

American Gag, 1992 Oil on copper, zinc frames, engraved brass ” x ” American Gag consists of 9 zinc cartouche-framed still-life paintings paired with 9 similarly framed engraved brass labels. Each painting portrays a novelty toy; each engraved label describes the toy as marketed by...

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Rebus

Rebus, 1993 Oil on copper and aluminum, brass letters, engraved brass 13” x 73-½” Rebus is the first of two “solvable” paintings (see also A Rebus in this category). Rebuses are visual puzzles where images stand in for words or parts of words, and letters...

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A Rebus

A Rebus, 1993 Oil on copper and aluminum, brass letters, engraved brass 13” x 142” A Rebus is the second of two “solvable” paintings (see also Rebus in this category). Rebuses are visual puzzles where images stand in for words or parts of words, and...

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