Merwin Belin: Frontpages, 1984-Present

April 13 through May 11, 2013

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The logic of Belin’s project is as simple as it is relentless. Portions of a newspaper’s front page–The Washington Post, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Herald Examiner–are excised by x-acto knife and discarded. Other portions from “the back” of the paper so to speak, are moved forward and substituted, thus generating a new narrative that was arguably already there; this within a design format–the front page–that is itself a “readymade” composition. Rinse and repeat.

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