Christian Holstad. Michael R. Bloomberg Looked Back on His First Year as Mayor Yesterday and Declared It a Success. 2003

Christian Holstad Michael R. Bloomberg Looked Back on His First Year as Mayor Yesterday and Declared It a Success 2003

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Holstad's varied art practice—drawing, performance, installation, and sculpture—is united in its homespun, crafty aesthetic and labor–intensive techniques that evoke nostalgia and escape. In his ongoing Erasurehead series, Holstad alters newspaper images to inject them with ironic social commentary. By erasing and doctoring them, Holstad "undoes" images from the popular press, configuring ghoulish and often pathetic versions of the original figures.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22, 2009–January 4, 2010.
Medium
Pencil and charcoal on erased newspaper
Dimensions
8 x 4 1/2" (20.3 x 11.4 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
Object number
1899.2005
Copyright
© 2021 Christian Holstad
Department
Drawings and Prints

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