DC Artist Kelly Towles + Masterworks From the Phillips = American Art Redux

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Tue, 29 Jul 2014

DC Artist Kelly Towles + Masterworks From the Phillips = American Art Redux

by Experiment Station
We shared pictures from our studio visit with DC artist Kelly Towles earlier this month; in this video, hear from the artist on testing boundaries and what he calls "a graceful vandalism" of two iconic American artworks from Made in the USA. The Phillips partnered with Towles to create two original t-shirt designs to reproductions of James Abbott McNeill Whistler’s Miss Lillian Woakes and Edward Hopper’s Approaching a City.