Monday, October 18, 2010

TANYA AS BANDIT by Cady Noland

On exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art is "Tanya as Bandit" (1989) by Cady Noland. The artwork is made of silkscreen ink on aluminum, and bandana, 72 x 48 x 3/8" (182.9 x 121.9 x 1 cm). It features the famous Symbionese Liberation Army publicity photo of Patty Hearst wielding a gun, as well as reprinted lines from AP's coverage of the brainwashed heiress-cum-bank robber.
Cady Noland (born 1956 in Washington, DC.) is a conceptual sculptor and an internationally exhibited installation artist, whose work deals with the failed promise of the American Dream and the divide between fame and anonymity among other themes. Her work has been exhibited in museums and expositions including the Whitney Biennial in 1991 and Documenta 9 in Kassel, Germany.

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