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Untitled, 2014

Hand-cut archival acetate, abaca paper, and inkjet transfer
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Location
Brooklyn, New York
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Medium
Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Sara Greenberger Rafferty
American, b. 1978
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Drawing inspiration from comedy and popular entertainment, Sara Greenberger Rafferty produces performances, videos, installations, mixed-media paintings, and manipulated photographs, through which she explores the violence, pathos, and vulnerability of the art of entertainment. Pies, microphones, knives, lights, and other props and theatrical elements are motifs in her work, referring to the mix of danger, absurdity, and failure that characterizes slapstick comedy and humor-based entertainment. In works like Mono (2014), included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, she filmed an actress mimicking Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Joan Rivers, cutting these larger-than-life entertainers down to human scale to highlight their isolation and fragility in the face of the audience’s gaze.

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About the work
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Sara Greenberger Rafferty
American, b. 1978
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Drawing inspiration from comedy and popular entertainment, Sara Greenberger Rafferty produces performances, videos, installations, mixed-media paintings, and manipulated photographs, through which she explores the violence, pathos, and vulnerability of the art of entertainment. Pies, microphones, knives, lights, and other props and theatrical elements are motifs in her work, referring to the mix of danger, absurdity, and failure that characterizes slapstick comedy and humor-based entertainment. In works like Mono (2014), included in the 2014 Whitney Biennial, she filmed an actress mimicking Johnny Carson, David Letterman, and Joan Rivers, cutting these larger-than-life entertainers down to human scale to highlight their isolation and fragility in the face of the audience’s gaze.

Untitled, 2014

Hand-cut archival acetate, abaca paper, and inkjet transfer
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Location
Brooklyn, New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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