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Mitchell Syrop
American, born 1953

Creativity—when it arises—is often unpolished, harsh, rough around the edges, and offensive to some people. As one example, the history of music is littered with people taking offense with new breakthroughs, such as rock and roll, hip hop, etc.
This work references that unpolished nature of creativity in the context of punk, not simply through its use of the text of a seminal punk record label, but also the purposely inelegant way in which the lettering is done by tearing things out of posters rather than the more obvious use of scissors to make clean edges.

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Mitchell Syrop
Rough Trade, 1988
54" x 42"
Torn poster in artist frame