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The New American Tourist Review By Massimo Nolletti

Posted by Massimo Nolletti on Friday, January 18, 2013
This work of Gerald Laing from 2005 (inspired by a photo of an American soldier) describes with a touch of pop art and a subtle irony "The new American tourist." In the foreground a silhouette of a soldier holding a camera, in the background the flames of a  burning building, scenes that were part of everyday life for many years in Iraq and Afghanistan. The artist complains of the cruelty expressed by the U.S. soldiers, this meaning is also fully enclosed in the title of another work in the same collection "They make a desert and call it democracy." The works are for sale at The Globe Gallery.


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