Wednesday, December 3, 2008

The list grows

Got to add Jack Pierson to our list of text-based artists (he also photographs, etc., yes I know). I'm most familiar with his word sculptures made from discarded signage. They suggest a faded fame, a lost celebrity, something like Sunset Boulevard.

This approach was notoriously appropriated by Barney’s, the fashion haven. As much as I think it sucks for Pierson, this is what happens. The ideas get taken and twisted. I don’t think there’s much you can do to protect against it. If it's any consolation, I can tell the difference.

This piece below is from Pierson’s student years. I like. Very steal-able.

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