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"Mark Mothersbaugh: myopia".

MCA DENVER * October 30, 2014-May 2015 * Curated by Adam Lerner

Every band I have ever known has had at least one artist in its entourage; somebody has to make the posters and the album covers. For Devo, an absurdist punk-rock band formed in 1972 whose members were influenced by the aesthetics of Russian Futurism, just about everyone in the group was an artist--including Mark Mothersbaugh. The artist's first retrospective shows us--with works dating from the 1960s to the present, including photocollages, kinetic musical sculptures, 30,000 underground-comics-style-works on paper, and even a double-ended car--that Mothersbaugh is not only a great film composer (note his collaborations with Wes Anderson) but a polymath artist. A publication with contributions by Lerner, Anderson, and Shepard Fairey, among others, will further explore the artist's life and his oeuvre, which ranges from mail art to the music of Pee-wee's Playhouse. Travels to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, fune 21-Aug. 30, 2015; Cincinnati Art Museum and Contemporary Arts Center, Oct. 7, 2015-fan. 5, 2016..--Josiah McElheny

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Title Annotation:DENVER
Author:McElheny, Josiah
Publication:Artforum International
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1U8CO
Date:Sep 1, 2014
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