About this artwork
John Sparagana has been transforming mass-media materials for at least the past two decades. To create Der Spiegel 21–10–10, the artist selected sixteen identical pages from the October 21, 2010, issue of the Germanlanguage weekly news magazine. He then intentionally damaged the pages by rubbing, folding, and distressing their surfaces, before slicing the pages into strips and weaving them back together to re-form the single-page spread from the original magazine. Essentially, Sparagana manually enlarged the image while keeping its proportions equal to the original.
- Currently Off View
- Prints and Drawings
- John Sparagana
- Der Spiegel 21-10-10
- United States (Artist's nationality:)
- Collage composed of scanned magazine pages, digitally manipulated, printed on inkjet printer, cut and reassembled
- 198.1 × 91.4 cm (78 × 36 in.)
- Purchased with funds provided by Leslie Buchbinder
- © 2010 John Sparagana.