Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Most Likely to be a Part of the Guggenheim's Permanent Collection in 2023: Still Life with Coors Light


Not since the late, great Diane Arbus’s Child with Toy Hand Grenade in Central Park, has a picture captured the echo of the performative rupture at work beneath the ritualized norms at the fringe of cultural decay.

With a dash of DIY punk by way of Arbus’s couples portraiture, Still Life with Coors Light speaks to negative space, disjuncture, gender identities, spectrality, haunting, loss and mediocre light beer. As such, it deserves our 2008 Douchie for Most Likely to be a Part of the Guggenheim’s Permanent Collection in 2023.

And since we live in the age where the author is dead and images function as pastiche open to reclamation and reinscription, I will be credited as the artist.

Since Still Life with Coors Light is art destined for greatness, I will not cover it with an official 2008 Douchie logo. Just as I wouldn’t puke blue on a Picasso.

Honorable mention to the other great works of art we’ve featured this year, including our runner up in this category, Sundays in the Park with Jorge.

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