Mitic recalls a recent visit by a local art dealer. “He came into my studio talking on his cell trying to sell a painting by Pistoletto to someone in New York. Without pausing, he just said that my paintings needed to be more penetrating and left. That same day I drove down to a gun range in Buffalo. I rented an assault rifle and blasted a more penetrating painting, a portrayal of Christ named Hole-y Jesus. The Blast Supper is a more elaborate composition in this series of pop art paintings in which I shoot the outline of the figures. I suspect some people might find this technique somewhat blasphemous. On the contrary, I believe that using a gun to create the image has the opposite effect, as it raises awareness, and engages the viewer at many levels. Basically, I’m popping my pop icons.
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