SUNBURN RED / SUNBLOCK WHITE
2016, metal, polymer, pigment
diptych 55" x 42" x 12"
SUNBURN RED label text :
COLOR IS MY DAY-LONG OBSESSION, JOY AND TORMENT.
MANUFACTURED IN THE USA BY COMPLETE FABRICATIONS LTD.
Sunburn Red is an occupational hazard for sun worshipers and plein air painters alike. For Claude Monet, who used the newly-invented paint tube to great effect in studying the ever-changing color effects of natural light, “color is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.” The numeric code on the tube spells ‘Monet’.
SUNBLOCK WHITE label text:
SAFE AND EFFECTIVE. APPLY LIBERALLY, BUT ONLY IF YOU ARE NOT A MINIMALIST. CONTAINS TITANIUM DIOXIDE, MINERAL OIL.
MINIMALISM WASN'T A REAL IDEA – IT ENDED BEFORE IT STARTED. MANUFACTURED IN THE USA BY COMPLETE FABRICATIONS LTD.
Sunblock White may help prevent sunburn, but only if applied liberally. Sol LeWitt’s dry wit is perfectly captured by his quote “Minimalism wasn't a real idea – it ended before it started.” That LeWitt was one of the founders of minimalism makes it all the more delicious. The numeric code on the tube spells 'LeWitt'.