Lucy McKenzie. Untitled. 2002

Lucy McKenzie Untitled 2002

  • MoMA, Floor 2, 209 The David Geffen Wing

These two paintings show the same jumpsuit-clad androgynous figure creating a billboard-sized image. In one, the figure consults a picture in order to paint a large brain on the wall. In the second, again consulting a source, the figure writes the word “brain” in the space on a drawn head where the brain would be. The font recalls the logo of the Braun company, famous for its less-is-more approach to appliance design, but red graffiti is scrawled over the image and McKenzie’s paintings offer a riot of textures and references.

Gallery label from 2020
Medium
Acrylic and oil on canvas
Dimensions
9' 10 1/8" x 6' 6 3/4" (300 x 200 cm)
Credit
Fund for the Twenty-First Century
Object number
1154.2007
Copyright
© 2021 Lucy McKenzie
Department
Painting and Sculpture

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