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"TATTOO JEWS, BUDDHIST ZENGA and FLYING SKATEBOARDERS: Shaeffer Ink Pen Art and other works by California's Alan Kaufman "
1999-10-17 until 1999-11-17
West Chelsea Arts Building
New York, NY, USA United States of America

Internationally acclaimed poet, author and editor Alan Kaufman has been called a new young Kerouac by the San Francisco Chronicle and hailed by everyone from David Mamet to Good Morning America for such zeitgeist-hopping projects as Tattoo Jew, a webzine of transgressive Jewish culture to the notorious DAVKA Magazine to his forthcoming massive anthological history of outsider literature, The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (Nov. 1, 1999, Thunder's Mouth Press). In his first one man art show, Kaufman deploys for many of the works the quintessential artifact in the thinking cosmopolitan Jew's repertoire of cultural weaponry, The Shaeffer fountain pen. With astonishing affect he ranges from line, brush, marker and pointillist drawings of such subjects as Holocaust nightmares, anorexia and smut to Buddhistic survivor portraits reminiscent of twelfth century Asian Zenga art. He also presents a series of colorful flying California skateboarders done in acrylics, as well as defaced pages from that sacred cow of art history, Jansen's History of Art. The pages have been torn out and the images recontextualized through manipulation of the cheap ink printing surfaces. In a separate but comparable series he mutilates ripped out pages from a somewhat rare Goya monograph to create a series of witty post-modern portraits. There is also an amusing series of portraits entitled School Greats of the 1960's with accompanying text. In many of the works text and numerals play an integral part.


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