Max Schumann

Max Schumann

Hailing from the Bread and Puppet launch of the Cheap Art movement, New York City based Max Schumann paints political and consumerist propaganda on ordinary cardboard cut from shipping cartons, frequently copying images again and again. It is akin to the persistent repetitions of news media and advertisements that permeate our culture. His expressionistic scenes copied from various newspapers, magazine covers, and films are sometimes overlaid with text, giving new meaning to items, articles and views being focused upon. What we like maybe most of all is how he audaciously includes a price at the lower left-hand corner of his paintings, affordable enough to bring a piece of an entire experience back to your home. This particular piece was purchased for five dollars from a show from 2005 at Track 16 Gallery called Fear Dust: Fallout of the Invasion which featured artists such as Lida Abdul, Karl McDade, Monica Van den Dool, and Yoko Ono.

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