PHILIP POCOCK documentary datatectures || Index of Photographs | The Obvious Illusion New York City 1980


The Obvious Illusion
1978 - 1981

The Obvious Illusion slides
The Cooper Union NY show
Art Gallery of Ontario show
Gregory Battcock text

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A disposable culture will, in time, be disposed. The built-in temporary nature of American urban environments continues to insure perpetual decline marking a cultural sensibility devoid of conscience or concern. The murals of the Lower East Side represent, in their way, a desperate and deeply human attempt to come to terms with an urban policy and urban reality that defines and rejects human consideration. The efforts of the artists are all the more brave in that they are doomed. Gregory Battcock more....
PHILIP POCOCK The Obvious Illusion: Murals from the Lower East Side, George Braziller Inc. New York 1980