who's afraid of jasper johns?

For the current show at Tony Shfrazi Gallery, Gavin Brown and Urs Fischer photographed the previous four-person exhibition, and then reproduced these images in a perfect one-to-one scale and wallpapered them in an exact replica of themselves. Next they overlay nearly two dozen other works on top, works that were at some point in Shafrazi's inventory. In the words of Jerry Saltz, Who’s Afraid "allows you to optically experience how every work of art is in dialogue with, building on, reacting to, or fighting against every other work of art ever made". It is an interesting idea that somehow works.

Who's Afraid of Jasper Johns?
Tony Shafrazi Gallery
544 W. 26th St.

May 9 - July 12