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Study Art, 2008

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    • Chromogenic print of color photograph.
    • Signed and numbered by the artist in blue crayon on verso.

    About The Work

    John Waters photographed this sign that hung in his Baltimore neighborhood for many decades, which was used for The Armory Show's visual identity in 2008, its 10th anniversary. Taken out of context, Waters appears to be taking a self-conscious swipe at artistic aspiration, yet the original sign shows no hint of irony and expresses the values of the time in which it was made. Also included in the Armory Show were several three-dimensional versions of the sign Waters made that play with the wording ("For Prestige or Spite," "For Style or Glory"); this image reveals there's no need to improve on the original.

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