FRINGE | IS ART REALLY ANYTHING YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH? | FINE ART EDITION PRINT | 110cm x 70cm – R10800
#5 IS ART REALLY ANYTHING YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH?
Fringe Facsimiles are brought together in a series of large colour prints by an artist forever questioning the boundaries, and bullshit scenarios, of contemporary art.
Andy Warhol’s 1967 banana screen print, created for The Velvet Underground’s first vinyl album, is shamelessly plagiarised, seemingly answering the question: ‘Yes, Art can be everything you can get away with.’ Fringe brilliantly plays on the irony of presenting unlimited possibilities within a limited print edition.
Art lovers, and independent rock music lovers, will know that the banana image was the cause of a copyright lawsuit by the musicians Lou Reed and John Cale, against the Andy Warhol Foundation, in 2012. Provocateur Fringe steps into the fracas with his own remix of pop art’s fruity icon, now adorned with a Coca-Cola logo, amended to reflect the horrors of Ebola, and a male toilet sign figure holding up the whole design.
For Fringe the sky is the limit, and his artistic practice knows no limits at all.
FRINGE | IS ART REALLY ANYTHING YOU CAN GET AWAY WITH? | FINE ART EDITION PRINT | 110cm x 70cm – release date 15/10/2020