Monday, January 23, 2012

[015] Marty Gordon - USA

OM.2010.014 'Billy Sees America #7' - Marty Gordon (USA)
vintage postcard with collage elements 

Billy Sees America Numbers 1-7

The following seven collages generously donated by Marty Gordon are vintage post cards with two collage elements each: a cartoon like balloon with text and a child (Billy) on a bicycle. The brilliance of these works is in the very minimal alteration of the image on the postcard with a recurring image of the boy - presumably all cut from a single children's book as each image of billy is different yet he has the same clothes on. With minimal text a context is given to each scene and taken as a group form a story of billy riding around the USA on his bicycle. Very entertaining!

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