Aug. 31, 2005
Medium: Eight-color screen print over digital print
Dimensions: composition: 11 × 13 1/2 in. (27.9 × 34.3 cm)
sheet: 15 × 17 1/2 in. (38.1 × 44.5 cm)
Credit Line: Acquisition Fund, 2010
About: Fred Tomaselli's highly patterned paintings and prints combine references to popular culture and important social events. For this screen print, the artist started with an image of the front page of The New York Times—one of the first printed images of the devastation of Hurricane Katrina—and with bright bands of color, traced the course of the floodwaters through the streets of New Orleans.
Tomaselli describes this series of collages as "quietly political," explaining that he "can riff on anything [he] wants, while the horrors of the world become the background buzz."
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