Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Gotham News Boy

These are more drawings related to de Kooning, or specifically to a particular painting he made in 1955: Gotham News. I suppose I'm trying to draw a connection between Bill's use of news imagery in his torn up fashion and the tearing up of actual bodies (young, desirable and economically strapped) in the "Korean Conflict," which was still fairly recent, and the promotion of American Art for propaganda purposes during the then ongoing "Cold War."

This final drawing in the series is called: Each Death Tears Me Up, which is a quote from the General pictured in the background, made during the height of the recently "ended" Iraq War.

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