Recreating Some of Hollywood’s Most Infamous Art Crimes

Hyperallergic March 1, 2018. A review of Kota Ezawa’s exhibition at Christopher Grimes Gallery.  Ezawa calls himself a “visual DJ,” because remixing music has become more socially acceptable than appropriating images in art. Using his iconic cartoon-like style, he recreates the crime scenes in video animations but leaves the original artworks as they appear in the original movies, rather than using rotoscoping. In this unexpected reversal of fiction and reality, the artworks stand out as real but everything else in the video is repackaged as a fiction.


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