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He's Gonna Do Another Striptease Collage

John Melville

United States

Collage, Paper on Paper

Size: 4.3 W x 6 H x 0.1 D in

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When I was 15 my older brother had Iggy Pop's Lust For Life album on cassette. I used to play it over and over, I couldn't believe the drums at the beginning of the title track. Also the lyrics and the way he delivered them. One of the lines to first hit me and always stuck with me was "Drive a GTO". So whenever I saw a GTI I thought of Lust For Life in a funny kind of word play. So if you know that song you know where my title came from. Ink and gouache on found image - vintage postcard. This piece will come framed in a handmade hand painted white maple frame, 8 ply rag mat and museum acrylic. Other frame finishes available.

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Collage:Paper on Paper

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Size:4.3 W x 6 H x 0.1 D in

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Having grown up in Detroit, I feel an attachment to the automobile. Even though Detroit steel was in my backyard, I always preferred the cars of Europe because of their other worldliness and design sensibility. Postcards From the Autobahn is a series based on these cars.Its geometric abstraction done with an imperfect precision using ink and gouache on found images. My process is simple, I begin with German postcards that are newer reproductions of vintage advertising but are now in fact vintage themselves. I then draw lines using rapidograph pens, add gouache, diamond dust, colored pencil or shredded currency. I tend to either make the featured image from the original graphic pop or will completely obscure it with ink or paint. I try to get the feel of the movement or lines of the original image and either mimic it or contradict it.

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