Big Brother Paint-by-Number

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Big Brother Paint-by-Number Print

Year: 2004
Run Size: 25
Part of Set: none
Size: 26x40
Paper: Thin Stock
Print Type: Offset Lithograph
Release Date:

This print appears to have been inspired by Ron Mueck's 1997 work "Mask." There is a run of these on a different paper type that are neither signed nor numbered. Both print runs are authentic.

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. (Note: This quote refers to the original 1999 release of this print.)

Related Prints: Big Brother - Big Brother Offset

Related Fine Art Pieces: Big Brother on Canvas