Basquiat emerged from the New York underground when he transferred his simplistic, figural graffiti to canvases full of dark, graphic picture-stories that served as emblems of the under-privileged. While the trend-hungry art world cashed in on Graffiti artists such as Keith Haring and Fab 5 Freddy, B
Joel and Ethan Coen cut their teeth on relatively low budget, fringe films. The black-humored brothers' deviant reinterpretations of Hollywood formulas laugh in the face of the studio system. Influenced more by cartoons, B-movies, and exploitation flicks than by pretentious prestige productions, the
"The choice of a new generation." It's the cheesiest!" "You are not yourself." Guess which one of these catchy slogans came from Barbara Kruger. Here's a hint: it made you paranoid.
Kruger combines unsettling slogans with found or fabricated images from popular culture -- photographs from magazin