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Jef Aérosol 2008 - print/sérigraphie : Wake Up !

print / sérigraphie : "Wake Up !" (2008)

 

40 x 40 cm

edition: 50,

numérotées, datées et signées.

numbered, dates and signed.

impression : Olivier Marescaux, TTDMRT studios, Troyes (France)

 

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"This print is important to me, as it was

the first stencil I ever cut, way back in 1982, from a photobooth selfportrait. The Mickey ears were added later. It has become as much a "trademark" as my red arrow !

I think I like this selfportrait for its energy, its "punk" and wild aspects, the way it can be seen as a shout as well as a laughter... The Mickey ears were added a while ago and they obviously state that I belong to the "Disney generation" even though I reject "Dysney Kultur" and all it implies ! The "Wake up" wording underlines this and means : come on, free yourself

from that consumer society and think for yourself, don't be a manipulated

Mickey ! The fact the print isn't on high quality paper but on cardpaper (like a vinyl album cover) adds to its "cheap punk" side!"

(Jef Aérosol, feb.2008)

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Taken on February 6, 2008