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SPOTLIGHT: Artist Adam McEwen

New York-based mega fucking cool artist, Adam McEwen, appropriates vernacular forms, from text messages and obituaries to everyday consumer objects, manipulating familiar items and repurposing them in new, unexpected contexts.

A former obituary writer for the Daily Telegraph, McEwen creates morbidly humorous works that often address the celebrity-driven nature of the media and its broad impact on contemporary culture, as in his series of enlarged, wall-mounted mock-obituaries of living celebrities such as Jeff Koons, Bill Clinton, and Kate Moss. 

As the artist has stated, “I’m interested in that brief second when you aren’t sure whether Bill Clinton is alive or dead. I only need that moment in order to disorient them enough to sneak through to some other part of the brain—to achieve that split second of turning the world upside down.”

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/adam-mcewen

SPOTLIGHT: Artist Adam McEwen

New York-based mega fucking cool artist, Adam McEwen, appropriates vernacular forms, from text messages and obituaries to everyday consumer objects, manipulating familiar items and repurposing them in new, unexpected contexts.

A former obituary writer for the Daily Telegraph, McEwen creates morbidly humorous works that often address the celebrity-driven nature of the media and its broad impact on contemporary culture, as in his series of enlarged, wall-mounted mock-obituaries of living celebrities such as Jeff Koons, Bill Clinton, and Kate Moss. 

As the artist has stated, “I’m interested in that brief second when you aren’t sure whether Bill Clinton is alive or dead. I only need that moment in order to disorient them enough to sneak through to some other part of the brain—to achieve that split second of turning the world upside down.”

http://www.gagosian.com/artists/adam-mcewen

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