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Harry Hoover
Harry Hoover
Gouache on panel
5 in x 7 in

*Private Collection

Capitalizing on most Americans lack of historical knowledge this series looks at the familiar and the iconic. These images are created by taking only the most recognizable elements from the most well known Americans, they are then mixed and matched to create a third personage. The result of this formula is an image of peculiar familiarity, tainted with a sense of déjå vu.