Anthony Graves
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INCIDENT No.33: Anthony Graves

Little Assemblies

May 17 - June 21, 2010

 

The Thinker in the Marketplace, 1989, The Bad Comrade.
left to right (as pictured below). Aluminum, steel, screenprints, books. All works 2010.

Thinker in the Marketplace contains a silkscreen of excerpted text from Hannah Arendt's Life of the Mind, and a copy of Richard S. Sloma's No-Nonsense Planning (1984), two instances of 'thinking in the marketplace.'
1989
refers to publication date of Deborah Hoover's Supporting Yourself as an Artist, as well as a decisive year in the attacks on the NEA. (This was the year the Mapplethorpe exhibition was cancelled at the Corcoran.)
The Bad Comrade is a reference to Russian Constructivists' notion of socialist commodities or objects-as-comrades, ascribed to Aleksandr Rodchenko.
 

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