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Asher Penn, Heart Paintings

Real Fine Arts
673 Meeker Ave, [email protected]
March 14 - April 12, 2009
Reception: Saturday, March 14, 6 - 9 PM
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The convenience store around the corner from my apartment sells magazines.

Whenever I go there to buy beer, cigarettes, toilet paper, garbage bags, or use the ATM, I look to see what new titles are in.

Some of my favorites magazines they sell there are:

  • Vanity fair
  • Interview
  • Maxim
  • Details
  • Dazed and Confused
  • New York
  • Esquire
  • Vogue
  • Elle
  • Tokion
  • Teen Vogue
  • Harper’s Bazaar
  • ID
  • Rolling Stone
  • Spin

About 6 months ago, I started collecting pages from magazines and cutting them into heart shapes. Most of the pages are from ads or full- page photographs/illustrations. Not much text. I tried to steer clear of any images that had any “real world” consequence. I tried to stick to what I know.

I turned this collection of images into a 250 page book, which I put out in

October, 2008. It’s now out of print, so to speak, mainly because I gave most of them away. I have maybe two left.

The paintings in this show are based upon the book.
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