Aqua Obama on Metal
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76cm x 76cm x 1mm
Stencil spray paint on 1mm steel
These were exhibited at Pure Evil’s show ‘Steel Sharpens Steel’ held at Cindy Lisica Gallery in Houston,Texas in 2018.
Pure Evil explains that a chance email from a Chinese “copy village” gave impetus to his “Nightmare Series.” The village offered, via email, a list of artists it could reproduce, including three Andy Warhol paintings. The idea of Warhol’s entire artistic output distilled right down to three small 64 x64 pixel thumbnails of Jackie Kennedy, Liz Taylor and an Electric Chair became the inspiration for these doomed and dripping celebrity portraits. Why are they crying ? “Its an illustration of the heartbreak and sadness we have all experienced in relationships in the past.”