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Julia Wachtel's HELPP Exhibition Brings Attention to Cartoon Favorites

 - Mar 19, 2019
References: maryboonegallery & hypebeast
Julia Wachtel is a Seminal American artist and she recently opens the doors to the 'HELPP' exhibit in New York City's Mary Boone Gallery. She is often recognized for her renowned work in recreating mix media art, spotlighting familiar visuals of political characters, pin-up girls, movie stars, and overall pop culture influences. Wachtel played a role in the Pictures Generation movement that launched in the 80s -- it features a collective contribution from artists including Cindy Sherman, Barber Kruger, and Richard Prince.

All of the aforementioned artists contributed artwork representing mass media to challenge the status quo during the era. The new selection of works at the HELPP exhibition feature stock visuals along with Wachtel's own photographs captured by her iPhone. There are nostalgic cartoon references as well including Rosie the Robot Maid from the Jetsons, Scooby Doo's Shaggy, and Wile E. Coyote.