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Lawrence Gipe, One Picture and the Next Three

Alexander Gray Associates
508 West 26th Street, 2nd floor, 212-399-2636
January 9 - February 10, 2007
Reception: Tuesday, January 9, 6 - 8 PM
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For the past 15 years, Gipe has explored the porous and interchangeable nature of authoritarian tropes throughout the 20th Century; specifically, the visual manifestation of war through mass-produced propaganda. Gipe reenacts images from such sources, reframing them within the context of contemporary life and the history of painting.

In One Picture and the Next Three Lawrence Gipe appropriates photographic images by David Douglas Duncan as oil paintings, continuing his strategy of severing historical images from their original, politically-charged contexts. Known for his iconic photographs of Pablo Picasso, Duncan’s lesser-known corpus of photojournalism captured the complexities of the post-War transitions in
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