Big Brother

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Big Brother Print

Year: 1999
Run Size: 100
Part of Set: none
Size: 18x24
Paper: unknown
Print Type: Screen Print
Release Date:

This print appears to have been inspired by Ron Mueck's 1997 work "Mask."

From Supply and Demand, pg. 248:
This image is an illustration I drew of a guy with somewhat of a creepy face, which I called “Giant Brother” as a reference to George Orwell’s 1984, where the government has everyone under surveillance and their slogan is “Big Brother is watching you.” I illustrated half the face and then mirrored it, and I discovered that since no face is perfectly symmetrical, the symmetry introduces an inhuman, sinister aspect to a picture that might not be as disturbing otherwise. I thought the guy looked creepy to begin with, but it turned out even scarier than I had predicted.

Related Prints: Big Brother Offset - Big Brother Paint-by-Number

Related Fine Art Pieces: Big Brother on Canvas