Supermarket Shopper by Duane Hanson

Supermarket Shopper by Duane Hanson

What makes Duane Hanson’s sculpture Supermarket Shopper a masterpiece?

– Desolation of spirit and a TV dinner to match
– A typical American moment stands apart
– Destroying a controversial past

Laocoon by El Greco

Laocoon by El Greco

What’s the story behind El Greco’s painting Laocoon?

– A Spanish Trojan War
– The vengeance of Laocoon’s broken vow
– 300 years ahead of his time

De Style by Kerry James Marshall

Kerry-James-Marshall--De-Style

Why is Kerry James Marshall’s painting De Style so perfect for this moment?

– Where South Central LA meets the 1917 Netherlands
– Barbershop as cultural oasis
– Whimsy and gravity unite on canvas

Untitled Film Still 35 – Cindy Sherman

Untitled-Film-Still-35 - Cindy Sherman

Why does Cindy Sherman’s photograph Untitled Film Still 35 looks so familiar?

– Soft core porn set the rules

– Stereotypes beware Cindy Sherman’s face

– Setting the stage for ankles in Untitled Film Still 35

80 Backs by Magdalena Abakanowicz

80 Backs

What’s the significance of the Magdalena Abakanowicz sculpture 80 Backs?

– Sacred space
– Different figures – all with the same form
– 80 Backs and zero heads