Even as I get ready to leave for India, there’s still a lot going on in New York, including a nice little show at Recession Art, called American Daydream. Go there to see one of my latest paintings, a palimpsest featuring the text from the 2011 Occupy Wall Street manifesto and a Russian map of the trip across the country that Eugenie Petrov and Ilya Ilf, Soviet journalists, took in 1936 when they drove across a United States in the midst of the Great Depression.
“What do these things have to do with each other?” you ask? Well, that’s up to you. I just look through one and onto the other.