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Michael Anderson

04.8.09   |   Posted in: Art & Design   |   By: Rebecca Swanner
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michael_anderson_olympicsAs you’re well aware, there are all different types of street art. From gorgeous murals thrown up in the middle of the night to brilliantly-design posters wheatpasted onto the side of power generators the styles run a wide gamut. And Michael Anderson‘s collaged statements fit somewhere in there. For his colorful, wild works, this New York-born artist collects street posters from all over the world and then cuts them up to create his own pieces. When reinvisioned in new ways, the once mundane images become striking, much in the way Jasper Johns changed our impression of the American flag.

This month, Anderson’s street art-inspired works will be on view at the Marlborough Gallery in New York and the exhibition will feature collaged works reflecting his thoughts on a number of pop culture moments, including his take on The Dark Knight and the Beijing Olympics.


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