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Ben Degen’s Rainbow Depression

July 08, 2009


Native Brooklynite Ben Degen has been lighting up the FADER office walls with his colorfully complex paintings and drawings for a minute now (mini-prints off his website, technically), so it is only right that we alert the entire Tri-State area to his inclusion in the just-opened The Ankle Bone Is Higher On The Inside at Museum 52 downtown. The above image, Pleasures and Horrors, will be included in the show and is one of Degen's recent works in which he explores current anxieties by interrupting his usually harmonic bodies and forms with shards of nonsensical books and newspapers. Or as the comments section will likely put it, "Boobies!"

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Ben Degen’s Rainbow Depression