Primary Projects > Men (2016)

These drawings incorporate the voice of a naive, unnamed narrator who presents seemingly humorous, harmless anecdotes on a number of famous men such as Vladimir Putin, Kim Jong-un, John F. Kennedy, Tom Cruise, David Copperfield, Muammar Gaddafi, Frank Lloyd Wright, Kenneth Noland and Donald Judd. The drawings' narratives also suggest a more sinister mix of machismo and narcissism, Machiavellianism and/or psychopathy at play. In these anecdotes, fact blends with fiction, and the tone shifts between sympathy and sarcasm, leaving it up to the viewer/reader to decipher how much is true and to determine when, if ever, the narrator can be trusted.

CIA Failed Assassination Attempt on Mr. Fidel Castro #12 (Mr. Donald Judd)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
50 x 76 x 3 inches
2016
CIA Failed Assassination Attempt on Mr. Fidel Castro #12 (Mr. Donald Judd) (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
50 x 76 x 3 inches
2016
CIA Failed Assassination Attempt on Mr. Fidel Castro #12 (Mr. Donald Judd) (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
50 x 76 x 3 inches
2016
Selections from the Rug Collection of American Artist Mr. Donald Judd
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
11 x 14 inches
2016
The Embarrassing Incident at the Kremlin
graphite, acrylic, colored pencil, collage on paper
30 x 22 inches
2016
The Embarrassing Incident at the Kremlin (detail)
graphite, acrylic, colored pencil, collage on paper
30 x 22 inches
2016
Mr. Vladimir Putin's Special Request for Mr. David Copperfield
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x1 inches
2016
Mr. Vladimir Putin's Special Request for Mr. David Copperfield (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x1 inches
2016
Mr. Vladimir Putin's Special Request for Mr. David Copperfield (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x1 inches
2016
Mr. David Copperfield and the Great Wall of China
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x 1 inches
2016
Mr. David Copperfield and the Great Wall of China (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x 1 inches
2016
Mr. Kim Jong-Un's Design for a Guest House for Mr. Michael Jordan
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x1 inches
2016
Mr. John F. Kennedy and Mr. Kenneth Noland
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
11 x 14 x 1 inches
2016
A Conversation Among Bonds
graphite on paper
14 x 11 inches
2016
Mr. Tom Cruise Learns from Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x 1 inches
2016
Mr. Tom Cruise Learns from Mr. Frank Lloyd Wright (detail)
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x 1 inches
2016
Mr. Gaddafi, Fashion Trendsetter
graphite, crayon, colored pencil and collage on paper
30 x 22 x1 inches
2016