Thursday, May 22, 2014

Fred Tomaselli at James Cohan - 22 May

How long has Fred Tomaselli been doodling on the front page of the Grey Lady?  I seem to remember this from him when I lived in NY and that was 6 years ago.  For those that came in late or can't remember it turns out Fred started altering the Times in 2005 with ex-Worldcom chief Bernie Ebbers and hasn't looked back.  Nearing 10 years of this he now has a book out with a selection of the best.  And a show at James Cohan Gallery on W26th Street.

There are quite a few newspaper covers in this show.  For more check out the gallery's website here.  I couldn't resist selecting Putin as Pussy Riot for the blog.  A great take on contemporary affairs.  As well as the newsprint he has quite a few larger works like Head 2013 (above).  This 230 x 170 cm work has mixed media under resin and then Fred paints again on top of the resin.  A great technique.  Loved it all.  Points here.

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