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CULTURE: DENIAL AND ACCEPTANCE

May 03, 2007 BY CAPSULESNEWS

lutzfront.jpgPink Elephant Projects (PEP) is proud to present "Denial and Acceptance," a new body of work by artist Charles Lutz. Lutz creates a collection of Warhol's most iconic works. These flawlessly executed works with their saturated colors and glossy surfaces have been given to the Andy Warhol Art Authentication Board for review. Issues of authorship and validation are raised: faithfully produced to factory standards, Lutz's original works now bear the Warhol Foundation stamp - the stamp of denial. Lutz pushes his project further by creating a replica of the stamp himself to mark each one of his works, taking on the function of authenticator himself and imposing the role of validation - acceptance or denial - on his audience.