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BY MARGHERITA DESSANAY

‘ONE INFLUENCE YOU MIGHT DETECT IN MY WORK IS THE 1969 BILLBOARD CAMPAIGN FROM JOHN LENNON AND YOKO ONO THAT READ “WAR IS OVER! (IF YOU WANT IT)”. THE STARK BOLDNESS OF THE TEXT, THE PUBLIC ENVIRONMENT, AND THE IDEA OF USING A SPACE TRADITIONALLY RESERVED FOR ADVERTISING TO COMMUNICATE A DECIDEDLY NON-COMMERCIAL SENTIMENT WERE ALL THINGS THAT INFORMED MY WORK.’ MORLEY

Call it stick-up, paste-up or wheatie, the process of pasting up a work on paper onto a wall with wheat paste is like advertising strategies in the streets. A message on the wall or on a billboard calls for the attention of passers-by. Like an ad poster, a paste-up is a printable image, easily reproducible in large quantities. The artists using this ...

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