Aleksandra Mir

Cops and Teens Cops Bagged (9th July 1992)

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Aleksandra Mir
Cops and Teens Cops Bagged (9th July 1992)
2007
21 drawings, marker on paper
188 x 147.3 cm each

In research for the show at the Mary Boone gallery in September-October 2007, three assistants and myself spent months in the NYC Public Library copying 10,000 covers of the two tabloids - the outcome of their combined cover stories of 15 years. From these, I selected around 200 that were particularly poignant, or which formed an ongoing narrative, but most importantly, that made me smile with recognition. I lived in New York between 1989 and 2005, 15 years that roughly coincide with the time period of the show. As I never had a studio in the city, I developed a practice that relied heavily on communication instead: phone, Internet, publishing, travel, performance, ephemera, event production. The show drew on all of the above.


     
 


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