Monday, September 27, 2010
(Virgil Marti's "Bullies" in collaboration with the Fabric Workshop and Museum, 1992/2001)
Virgil Marti is "a Philadelphia artist internationally known for inserting high décor into fine art contexts. His installations, rich in humor, satire, shrewd observation, and questionable "good taste," work through a vocabulary of architectural history, pop art, and craft." (from the ICA Philadelphia website). The image above shows a flocked wallpaper he designed using images from his high school yearbook. It was initially installed in a bathroom (floor to ceiling) and illuminated by black light. Here is a link to some of his more recent work.