Paulina Olowska, Lucy McKenzie. Nova Popularna. 2003

Paulina Olowska, Lucy McKenzie Nova Popularna 2003

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In May 2003 McKenzie and Olowska temporarily ran an underground bar called nova Popularna in Warsaw, Poland, and held concerts and performances there each week. They designed the bar's interior, including its murals, curtains, customized second–hand furniture, and sculptures, and bartended with the help of friends and locals. After Nova Popularna closed they began producing works to commemorate and historicize the project. This collaborative series of collages incorporates visual materials that inspired the bar, including images of artworks such as Édouard Manet's A Bar at the Folies-Bergère (1882) and Edgar Degas's The Absinthe Drinker (1875–76), along with clippings of models from contemporary fashion magazines and Art Deco interiors from architecture and design publications.

Gallery label from Compass in Hand: Selections from The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection, April 22, 2009–January 4, 2010.
Medium
a: Cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper b: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, crayon, colored pencil, and pencil on paper c: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, cut-and-pasted paper, and ink on paper d: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic colorprints, crayon, colored pencil, and pencil on paper e: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, crayon, colored pencil, and pencil on paper f: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, cut-and-pasted painted paper, and ink on paper g: Cut-and-pasted printed paper on paper h: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, crayon, colored pencil, and pencil on paper i: Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, crayon, colored pencil, and pencil on paper Cut-and-pasted printed paper, cut-and-pasted chromogenic color prints, cut-and-pasted painted paper, cut-and-pasted paper, crayon, colored pencil, pencil, and ink on nine pieces of paper
Dimensions
(a): 16 1/2 x 11 1/2" (41.9 x 29.2 cm) (b): 23 5/8 x 16 1/2" (60 x 41.9 cm) (c): 16 1/2 x 23" (41.9 x 58.4 cm) (d): 16 3/8 x 25 1/4" (41.6 x 64.1 cm) (e): 16 3/8 x 23 1/8" (41.6 x 58.7 cm) (f): 16 1/2 x 11 5/8" (41.9 x 29.5 cm) (g): 11 5/8 x 16 3/8" (29.5 x 41.6 cm) (h): 16 1/2 x 23 1/2" (41.9 x 59.7 cm) (i): 16 3/8 x 23" (41.6 x 58.4 cm)
Credit
The Judith Rothschild Foundation Contemporary Drawings Collection Gift
Object number
2579.2005.a-i
Copyright
© 2021 Paulina Olowska and Lucy McKenzie
Department
Drawings and Prints

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