WILL HOLUB
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A DAME
2012
Will Holub's series "There Is Nothing Like a Dame" satirically describes the male-dominated entertainment ethos of the 1950s. These oil paintings are based on photographs he took with a tripod-mounted camera while screening the movie musical "South Pacific" in his studio. By focussing on the singing all-male chorus members that the director Joshua Logan presented suntanned and shirtless, Holub's paintings expose the oddly tender sentiments underpinning this mainstream paean to American masculine supremacy after WWII.

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