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Fuck Graves, when are you actually going to talk about the fucking light on the painting.

Posted by Bellevue Ave | April 8, 2008 9:45 AM

Two panels of slightly darker blue?! What a rebel!

Who dusts that shit?

Posted by Mr. Poe | April 8, 2008 9:51 AM

Hey -- let's throw out the fighter jet and give Irwin $550,000 to make art out of panels in the new Capitol Hill Subway station! Love the brilliant new idea:
using colors!!!!
Hopefully ST will mar the installation in some slight way, then those of us "in the know" can smirk from behind our chunky black eyeglasses, gallicly shrug, and reflect deeply on the additional irony and depth this adds to the "ouevre" and especially how most won't notice it unless we write about it.

Posted by unPC | April 8, 2008 10:14 AM

I wonder if he had to reverse engineer the paint color, or if he had some left over and it simply wasn't yet lightened by age or sunlight. He might have figured that in a few years, the fading of the original panels would have slowed, and the new panels would have faded rapidly enough to catch up. Sort of how an untanned spot on your back will catch up to the tan of the surrounding skin, since skin tans more rapidly the less tan it is to begin with.

Do you think that repainting the existing panels, though it wouldn't be noticeable in a work like this, actually detracts from the piece even more? If one were to add to a famous mural, would they retouch it to match the new paint, or would it be more appropriate to leave the original paint? I'd say leaving the original is more important to the integrity of the piece, but in the case of simple solid colors I'm not sure.

Posted by w7ngman | April 8, 2008 10:32 AM

Liking this series, especially because I like the art/concepts.

Posted by drew | April 8, 2008 12:33 PM

I liked this. I don't care if you don't think it's art, because it is to me.

Posted by Will in Seattle | April 8, 2008 12:37 PM

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