Synthetic polymer paint on canvas with plastic
138 x 108 x 10 inches
"this will have been: art, love & politics in the 1980s" at the MCA Chicago, 2012
Installation view with David Hammons, How Ya Like Me Now?, 1988; Hans Haacke, Ölgemälde, Hommage à Marcel Broodthaers, 1982.
Hannah Feldman’s brilliant Artforum review is here.
Her criticisms of the exhibition, as well as her sense of its strengths, are spot-on—in particular her suggestion that “it would have been helpful to have seen (or heard) more of what one might call the decade of Grandmaster Flash than that of grand-master painting,” and her assertion that, in sticking so closely to New York’s version of the 80s, the exhibition risked offering pleasures that were “regrettably narcissistic: the pleasures of recognition, not of displacement or disruption.”
How Ya Like Me Now?, 1988
From This Will Have Been: Art, Love & Politics in the 1980s currently on exhibit at the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston.
Tuesday night we honored the incredible artist David Hammons at our annual MoMA PS1 Benefit. For #throwbackthurs, here’s Hammons’s ‘How Ya Like Me Now?’, his controversial billboard featuring a blond-haired, white Jesse Jackson from 1988. #tbt
99 cent, 1999
Cibachrome print, 81 1/2 x 132 5/8 inches
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