“I make art about the world we live in,” says New York-based artist Michael Anderson. The renegade appropriation-artist makes massive paper collages from street advertisements, maps, stickers, and magazine images that are full of pop culture content and urban angst. Populated by a diverse mix of characters — including Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, John Lennon, Spider-Man, and Derek Jeter — Anderson’s mosaic-like collages become lively, abstract realms for celebrities and heroes to surrealistically inhabit.
An exhibition of the artist’s work is currently on view at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. Aptly titled Michael Anderson: The Street is My Palette, the show runs through December 30.
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Michael Anderson, Lady Gaga’s Looking Glass, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery