Bubble Gum on Art: Chicks, 2021 - 2022

The Bubble Gum on Art Series consists of small paintings depicting bubble gum painted over images that were removed from old editions of art history textbooks, which depict those artworks in black and white.

The painted bubble gum masks a prominent part of the composition (which could be the primary focal point, but in some cases, is the secondary or tertiary) to hint at a transformation—from black & white to color, appropriation to original, high to low, masking to potential, and serious to whimsy.

They are arranged, or grouped, according to bubble gum coverings that are “alike” or are similar.

Bubble Gum on Hogarth (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Wyeth (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Whistler (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Correggio (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Matisse (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Vermeer 2 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Velazquez (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Klimt (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Van Eyck 2 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Manet (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Vermeer (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Gauguin (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Picasso 1 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Ingres (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Giotto 1 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Campin (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Titian 1 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Delacroix 2 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Fra Angelica (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Daumier 2 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Degas 2 (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Bouguereau (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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Bubble Gum on Grant Wood (chicks) acrylic and ink on paper, 15” x 12”, 2022

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