Ellen Gallagher-Isaac from the series DeLuxe (2004-5)
“This idea of repetition and revision is central to my working process—this idea of stacking and layering and building up densities and recoveries. He’s been altered in a way that the-character-that-is-now-my-conscripted Isaac Hayes should be altered to be in my lexicon.”
Ellen Gallagher, currently featured for 100 Artists, is seen here at Two Palms Press in New York working on Isaac from her series DeLuxe (2004–2005), as featured in our Season 3 episode, Play (2005).
The artist’s printmaking process involved multiple techniques—including lithography, tattoo engraving, and laser-cutting—and materials such as crystals, gold leaf, velvet, and plasticine.
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IMAGES: Production stills from the Art in the Twenty-First Century Season 3 episode, Play, 2005. Segment: Ellen Gallagher. © Art21, Inc. 2005.