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Historic Pop Art: 3 Surprising Artworks of the January 6th Committee Hearings

Historic Pop Art: 3 Surprising Artworks of the January 6th Committee Hearings

I was watching the January 6th Committee Hearings the other day.

 

There was something unusual about Eric Herschmann’s wall.

 

It had some pieces of art on it!

 

Naturally, this made me want to investigate!

 

So I present to you three pieces of art that will forever be preserved in American history).

 

 

#1: Floating “Wigs”

 

In my few hours of research, I could not find any meaning behind these pieces.

 

I know one thing: they aren’t called “Wigs.”

 

Israeli-born, Mexico City-based artist Tal Frank (@tal.frank) created them in 2012.

 

She calls them “Firing Squad.”

 

They’re made of aluminum and were part of a more extensive exhibition called “Variations on 12 Themes.”

 

That’s about as much as I know about them!

 

According to the artist’s bio, her works don’t focus on conveying a particular meaning.

 

Instead, she uses the materials to create art that focuses on the forms.

 

She emphasizes form over meaning by removing indications of context.

 

She decontextualizes by playing around with shapes, colors, materials, and location.

 

By doing so, the viewer can give it their own meaning!

 

So what meaning did Herschmann give to them? Apparently, they represent his children.

 

 

#2: Justice Beatdown

 

 

An amusing piece hanging on Herschmann’s wall is the “Justice” stick. To him, it represents his parenting style.

 

A client had given him the bat as a token of appreciation.

 

Its creator is New York-based Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz (@sebastianstudio).

 

It symbolizes the crisis of domestic abuse in America.

 

If you visit the artist’s Instagram, you’ll see that he felt honored to have his artwork on Herschmann’s wall.

 

He writes,

“an honor to see my work in a historic moment on the wall of a collector and lawyer that embodies the ideal of the artwork. Someone who believes in defending Justice; regardless of being Republican or Democrat, even if it means losing your job.”

 

 

#3: Panda Staredown

 

Perhaps the most notorious piece is the Giant Panda staring you down to the right of Herschmann.

 

The artist behind this piece is Rob Pruitt (@ronpruitt5000).

 

Apparently, he really likes pandas!

 

I mean, you can tell just by looking at his Instagram feed.

 

It is almost entirely of images of pandas!

 

It all started when he exhibited a giant mirror with a line of actual cocaine running down the middle of it.

 

Of course, visitors were encouraged to partake.

 

The event didn’t leave a pleasant taste in the art world’s mouth.

 

So, after some time to reflect, he decided to “rebrand” using one of his favorite animals from childhood.

 

What does he think of his work being shown on the wall of a former Trump aid?

 

Remember, Herschmann is testifying against Trump.

 

Consider also that Pruitt created one of the most iconic anti-Trump art pieces.

 

I think it’s safe to say he’s pretty pleased.

 

 

A Historical Undertaking

 

So there you have it!

 

Yes, this is one of America’s most historical moments.

 

Members of Congress are showing evidence that a President tried to seize power.

 

It’s also the first time a hearing like this has been presented in a format like Prime Time news broadcasts.

 

It’s much more captivating, or at least less boring, than their usual hearings.

 

And it’s all being archived for historians to review for years.

 

That’s in addition to the art that goes along with it.

 

To learn more about the art making the headlines, subscribe to my newsletter!

 

And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@JVBarela)

 

Historic Pop Art: 3 Surprising Artworks of the January 6th Committee Hearings

Historic Pop Art: 3 Surprising Artworks of the January 6th Committee Hearings

I was watching the January 6th Committee Hearings the other day.

 

There was something unusual about Eric Herschmann’s wall.

 

It had some pieces of art on it!

 

Naturally, this made me want to investigate!

 

So I present to you three pieces of art that will forever be preserved in American history).

 

 

#1: Floating “Wigs”

 

In my few hours of research, I could not find any meaning behind these pieces.

 

I know one thing: they aren’t called “Wigs.”

 

Israeli-born, Mexico City-based artist Tal Frank (@tal.frank) created them in 2012.

 

She calls them “Firing Squad.”

 

They’re made of aluminum and were part of a more extensive exhibition called “Variations on 12 Themes.”

 

That’s about as much as I know about them!

 

According to the artist’s bio, her works don’t focus on conveying a particular meaning.

 

Instead, she uses the materials to create art that focuses on the forms.

 

She emphasizes form over meaning by removing indications of context.

 

She decontextualizes by playing around with shapes, colors, materials, and location.

 

By doing so, the viewer can give it their own meaning!

 

So what meaning did Herschmann give to them? Apparently, they represent his children.

 

 

#2: Justice Beatdown

 

 

An amusing piece hanging on Herschmann’s wall is the “Justice” stick. To him, it represents his parenting style.

 

A client had given him the bat as a token of appreciation.

 

Its creator is New York-based Chilean artist Sebastian Errazuriz (@sebastianstudio).

 

It symbolizes the crisis of domestic abuse in America.

 

If you visit the artist’s Instagram, you’ll see that he felt honored to have his artwork on Herschmann’s wall.

 

He writes,

“an honor to see my work in a historic moment on the wall of a collector and lawyer that embodies the ideal of the artwork. Someone who believes in defending Justice; regardless of being Republican or Democrat, even if it means losing your job.”

 

 

#3: Panda Staredown

 

Perhaps the most notorious piece is the Giant Panda staring you down to the right of Herschmann.

 

The artist behind this piece is Rob Pruitt (@ronpruitt5000).

 

Apparently, he really likes pandas!

 

I mean, you can tell just by looking at his Instagram feed.

 

It is almost entirely of images of pandas!

 

It all started when he exhibited a giant mirror with a line of actual cocaine running down the middle of it.

 

Of course, visitors were encouraged to partake.

 

The event didn’t leave a pleasant taste in the art world’s mouth.

 

So, after some time to reflect, he decided to “rebrand” using one of his favorite animals from childhood.

 

What does he think of his work being shown on the wall of a former Trump aid?

 

Remember, Herschmann is testifying against Trump.

 

Consider also that Pruitt created one of the most iconic anti-Trump art pieces.

 

I think it’s safe to say he’s pretty pleased.

 

 

A Historical Undertaking

 

So there you have it!

 

Yes, this is one of America’s most historical moments.

 

Members of Congress are showing evidence that a President tried to seize power.

 

It’s also the first time a hearing like this has been presented in a format like Prime Time news broadcasts.

 

It’s much more captivating, or at least less boring, than their usual hearings.

 

And it’s all being archived for historians to review for years.

 

That’s in addition to the art that goes along with it.

 

To learn more about the art making the headlines, subscribe to my newsletter!

 

And don’t forget to follow me on Instagram (@JVBarela)

 

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