Portfolio > Media Paintings 1989

Phillip Rushton
oil on canvas
24"x 24"
1989
Hand
Sketchbook
9"x 7.5"
1989
Phillip Rushton on Trial
Sketchbook
9"x 6"
1989
Dave (The Hammer) Shultz
Dave (The Hammer) Shultz
24"x 24"
1989
Mike Tyson
oil on canvas
24"x 24"
1989
Mike Tyson
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
9"x 6"
1989
Liz Taylor
oil on canvas
24"x 24"
1989
Liz and Her Gibbon
Sketchbook
9"x 6"
1989
Anonymous Player
oil on canvas
24"x 24"
1999
Phillip Rushton 2
oil on canvas
24"x 24"
1989
Phillip Rushton 2
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
5"x 5"
1989
If the Prime Minister Cannot Defend the Constitution Then Let Him Resign
Newspaper Source: Globe and Mail
sketch book excerpt
1989
Figure Skater
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
6"x 5"
2023
Female Soldiers
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
5"x 5"
1989
Charles Dubin Inquiry
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
5"x 5"
1989
Careca Maradona Key Goal
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
5"x 5"
1989
Vaclev and Olga Havel
Sketchbook: Newspaper Source Globe and Mail
3.5"x 5"
2023
Vaclev and Olga Havel
Sketchbook
5"x 4"
2023

I had read an essay that Jeff Wall had written a few years before, titled "Gestus," where he talked about how the gestures of the modern body were "physically smaller than those of older art, more condensed, meaner, more collapsed, more rigid, more violent." It corresponded with what I had been interested in so far, but I had a ways to go if I wanted to break out of my own schemas. I was looking for daily currency, and in those days that meant the newspaper. There was lots going on in 1989. I clipped all kinds of subjects, but I would eventually sort them into four categories: Politics, sports, disasters and animals. With a few exceptions I didn't often find public images of women,unless it was a depiction of people grieving, or Margaret Thatcher.