Ryan McGinness has often been compared to Warhol for his appropriation of pop iconography and his meditations on the symbolism of contemporary commercial imagery. His skillful manipulation of screenprint furthers the comparison. Warhol, however, claimed that all one needed to know about his work was “on the surface,” while McGinness dissects recognizable motifs, transforming them into an ambiguous visual language that entices the viewer by suggesting familiar ideograms without directly quoting them.
Ryan McGinness, Untitled (Fluorescent Women Parts) 1–3 (2014)
- Three screenprints, 27 x 20 inches each. Edition of 10. Printed and published by Lower East Side Printshop, New York. $5,500.