Aug 15, 2019

Making Starry Night

Making Starry Night

2014

Part of a set. See all set records

Stella Ebner

(American, b. 1975)

Screenprint on two sheets of Japanese paper

Each sheet: 95.7 x 63.8 cm (37 11/16 x 25 1/8 in.)

Gift of Margaret and Peter Dobbins 2017.267

Edition: 4/5

Impression: 4

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Puzzle pieces picturing Van Gogh’s The Starry Night are scattered across the table while a man dressed in boxer shorts relaxes on his sofa, abandoning the activity of assembling the masterpiece. Ebner’s printed diptych playfully pokes fun at contemporary society’s commercial obsession with modern art by emphasizing the ubiquity of reproductions of The Starry Night, which appear on everyday objects like jigsaw puzzles.

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