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soner_on_cp10

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP10

soner_on_cp20

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP20

soner_on_cp21

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP21

soner_on_cp19

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP19

soner_on_cp18

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP18

 

soner_on_cp17

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP17

 

soner_on_cp16

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP16

soner_on_cp15

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP15

soner_on_cp13

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP13

soner_on_cp12

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP12

soner_on_cp11

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP11

soner_on_cp09

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP09

soner_on_cp08

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP08

soner_on_cp07

2007

Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″

CP07

 

As a kid, I would collect trading cards. I was drawn to cards with images of superheroes and villains, cartoons, fantasy art, and golden-era rappers. Recently completing a collection of trading cards with images of my rap idols, I felt the need to now intervene and engage in an act of purification.

Blades are a tool for violence in the streets that require you to be intimately close to your victim. Cutting the chains away from these ghetto icons I found that I was disconnecting them from their symbols of success. The expressions on their faces, even the prestige of their outfits all started to break down. Without their chains, they layed on my cutting board appearing victimized.

2007
Offset lithograph on paper, 6″ x 7″
CP
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