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Jennifer Bornstein

Jennifer Bornstein

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Essay by Ann Goldstein

The copperplate etchings that fill this small monograph by the Los Angeles based artist Jennifer Bornstein read deceptively simply--they echo sketches on loose leaf. "Marvin with His Skateboard" shows its title subject, defiant, in a "Smiths" T-shirt with its lettering crossed out and "Ramones" written in. Other young models do homework, play guitar, and model even wittier T-shirts. But it's not as direct as all that: A few pages on, the slackers are interleaved with "Margaret Mead in Authentic Samoan Dress," and then later "Buster Keaton on Crutches." 

Published by MOCA, 2006
Softcover, 63 pages, illustrated throughout
11 x 9 inches

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