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Michael Jackson/Slick on Each Jam, 2015

Mixed media
61 1/2 × 48 in
156.2 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Massimo Agostinelli systematically revisits the landmarks of Western culture. Through a …

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Massimo Agostinelli systematically revisits the landmarks of Western culture. Through a sarcastically layered practice, the artist intertwines language and image on mirrored surfaces. Michael Jackson/Slick on Each Jam draws on the impact of an immediately recognizable, popular representation to displace the viewer’s …

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Courtesy of Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery
Massimo Agostinelli
American-Italian, b. 1987
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Based in London and Zurich, the American-Italian artist Massimo Agostinelli creates work that juxtaposes familiar cultural symbols with heightened colors. Best known for his 2014 series “Palindromes,” Agostinelli works with both image and text, typically layering wordplays over images. The artist takes emblematic visuals from Western history, such as the moon landing of 1967, the Mona Lisa, and photographs of celebrities, and places them on acrylic mirrors. The viewer then sees his or her own image reflected through a visual idiom that belongs to humanity as a whole. Although the images embody a cultural language, the colorful text acts a universalizing agent, highlighting the significance of each image.

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Massimo Agostinelli systematically revisits the landmarks of Western culture. Through a …

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Massimo Agostinelli systematically revisits the landmarks of Western culture. Through a sarcastically layered practice, the artist intertwines language and image on mirrored surfaces. Michael Jackson/Slick on Each Jam draws on the impact of an immediately recognizable, popular representation to displace the viewer’s …

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Courtesy of Hoerle-Guggenheim Gallery
Massimo Agostinelli
American-Italian, b. 1987
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Based in London and Zurich, the American-Italian artist Massimo Agostinelli creates work that juxtaposes familiar cultural symbols with heightened colors. Best known for his 2014 series “Palindromes,” Agostinelli works with both image and text, typically layering wordplays over images. The artist takes emblematic visuals from Western history, such as the moon landing of 1967, the Mona Lisa, and photographs of celebrities, and places them on acrylic mirrors. The viewer then sees his or her own image reflected through a visual idiom that belongs to humanity as a whole. Although the images embody a cultural language, the colorful text acts a universalizing agent, highlighting the significance of each image.

Michael Jackson/Slick on Each Jam, 2015

Mixed media
61 1/2 × 48 in
156.2 × 121.9 cm
Edition of 8
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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