Wednesday
Mar072012

Working in the District Of Columbia 

It's official!  Due to the response from my recent "I want YOUth" project, which features my interpretation of Uncle Sam, I will be bi-coastal for the next year.  Starting May 1st. 2012, I'll be spending most of the year in Washington, DC painting a private commission and working on other proposed projects. I'm honored that my artwork has taken on a new level and I will once again be working to create art for a government agency, along with a private collector.  During my time in the District, my current artwork will be remain available on the west coast until in San Francisco.

Joey DeRuy gores to Washington D.C. 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jan242012

My fifth year with ArtNowSF

 

Joey DeRuy for ArtNowSF 

Sunday
Dec042011

I want YOUth ! Admit it, you want it too ...

This new work by San Francisco artist Joey DeRuy is a play on the classic U.S. Army recruitment campaign featuring the cartoon figure of Uncle Sam, and The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde. It is meant to function simultaneously as fine art, street art, and as an old-timey pamphlet campaign, conjuring notions of politics, war, sex, propaganda, and patriotism, while also satirizing contemporary America's obsession with youth culture and the preservation youth in general. By reproducing the image hundreds of times and plastering it in public spaces around the country, DeRuy wants to remind everyone that the moral of Wilde's century-old tale is still relevant; any bargain you strike with America, or with your plastic surgeon, is bound to make you sorry in the end.

 

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