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John Waters, ‘Tragedy, for Parkett 96’, 2015, Parkett
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John Waters

Tragedy, for Parkett 96, 2015

Acrylic, synthetic hair, painted silicone, urethane
18 × 18 × 5 in
45.7 × 45.7 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,300
Location
New York, Zurich
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About the work
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©Parkett Publishers and the artist
John Waters
American, b. 1946
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Best known for directing the cult film classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, John Waters explores the same provocative themes of race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion in photography, montage, and, more recently, sculpture. Featuring retro imagery from the 1950s, Waters’ work is rife with humor and puns. For instance, in Ham (2009), Waters photographs a large glazed ham hanging on the wall of a movie star or casting agent. Catholic Sin (2009) is an illustration from his own childhood catechism book that equated the purity of the soul with fresh milk. Two oversized sculptures—Rush (2009), a gigantic “popper” bottle and its spilled contents, and La Mer (2009), a jar of face cream—poke fun at our cultish obsession with beauty products and drugs.

John Waters, ‘Tragedy, for Parkett 96’, 2015, Parkett
John Waters, ‘Tragedy, for Parkett 96’, 2015, Parkett
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About the work
Bibliography
Medium
Sculpture
Signature
Signed and numbered certificate
Image rights
©Parkett Publishers and the artist
John Waters
American, b. 1946
Follow

Best known for directing the cult film classics Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray, John Waters explores the same provocative themes of race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion in photography, montage, and, more recently, sculpture. Featuring retro imagery from the 1950s, Waters’ work is rife with humor and puns. For instance, in Ham (2009), Waters photographs a large glazed ham hanging on the wall of a movie star or casting agent. Catholic Sin (2009) is an illustration from his own childhood catechism book that equated the purity of the soul with fresh milk. Two oversized sculptures—Rush (2009), a gigantic “popper” bottle and its spilled contents, and La Mer (2009), a jar of face cream—poke fun at our cultish obsession with beauty products and drugs.

John Waters

Tragedy, for Parkett 96, 2015

Acrylic, synthetic hair, painted silicone, urethane
18 × 18 × 5 in
45.7 × 45.7 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$6,300
Location
New York, Zurich
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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