"Fantastic Fanatic in the American Southwest" (美国西南部的狂热分子)
"Fantastic Fanatic in the American Southwest" by island6 Art Collective (Liu Dao)
// BLURB //
The wily coyote, Mr. Wile E. Coyote, taught us lessons that we won’t soon forget. Described inspirationally by Samuel Longhorn Clemens as "a living, breathing allegory of Want," the Coyote was created as a raw and unadulterated depiction of desire, a lion of lust wanting nothing but that sweet Road Runner yum-yum. What would you do for a small taste of na-na, a glimpse into your future filled with your demanded satisfactions met? That’s the question that Mr. Wile E. asked us during a time of Great social engineering to breed our desires to be the central focal point of our lives. Mr. Wile E. represented a new model for living, the New American Dream full of parasols and umbrellas, tunnel facades and massive, destructive incompetence. Once left there, it was hope that propped us up for decades—hope for mobility, for love, for clean white walls. But now we’re here. It really does take the dinkola out of the hoo-hoo, doesn’t it? There’s only one thing to say: beep beep.
STATUS
NOT FOR SALE
EDITION, MEDIA, SIZE & WEIGHT
Shanghai 2019
Giclée print face-mounted to plexiglass on aluminum Dibond panel, aluminum frame 
281.7(W)×71.6(H)×3(D) cm // 6 kg (framed)
CRATE SIZE & WEIGHT
291(W)×81(H)×15(D) cm // 32 kg
EXPOSURE
• “Perimeters, Edges, and Walls” at island6 Shanghai
CREDITS
Nick Hersey (art direction & illustration) • Thomas Charvériat (art direction & photography) • Yeung Sin Ching 杨倩菁 (production supervisor) • Carlin Reinig (blurb)

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