Save The Country Now, 2011 - Deborah Kass

About the Work

About Save The Country Now

Deborah Kass's Save The Country Now is inspired by American songwriter Laura Nyro's Save the Country. The work is part of Kass's series MORE Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times, the first part of which she ...

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Deborah Kass's Save The Country Now is inspired by American songwriter Laura Nyro's Save the Country. The work is part of Kass's series MORE Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times, the first part of which she began in 2002, partly as a critique to the Bush administration. The words featured in these ebullient and colorful works come from other sources—mainly music, quotations, and other works of art—and they explore the intersection of politics, popular culture, art history, and the self.

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About the Artist

About Deborah Kass

Artist Deborah Kass finds inspiration in artists like Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman and Louise Bourgeois from whom she borrows ...

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Artist Deborah Kass finds inspiration in artists like Andy Warhol, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Stella, Ed Ruscha, Bruce Nauman and Louise Bourgeois from whom she borrows words and deliberately appropriates styles. Her current body of work, Feel Good Paintings for Feel Bad Times, illustrates lyrics from Broadway show tunes, pop music, and classic American songs. These paintings convey positive messages in celebration of the middle class and American culture. Kass chose Broadway as a reference point because she finds it definitively American, optimistic, and personal.

One of her most famous series, the Warhol Project from 1992—2000, employs Warhol's style to celebrate Kass's personal heroes, including singer Barbra Streisand and artists Cindy Sherman and Elizabeth Murray.

Click here to read our interview with Deborah Kass about Warhol, painting, and trading art with Chuck Close.

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Save The Country Now, 2011

Deborah Kass

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16.00" x 12.00" $650 $500
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Description

Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish.

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Signed and numbered by the artist on verso.

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This work is printed full bleed as dictated by the artist.

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Deborah Kass
Save The Country Now

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