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THANKS TO FELLOW BLOGGER Trixie Treats, I was able to discover these wonderful paintings by an artist named Greg Gossel. Greg uses a variety of materials and techniques on these 2 to 3 foot canvases, like silkscreen, acrylic, collage, spray paint, paint stick, paper white out, etc. What I like about these is the raw, multi-layered approach, like decayed billboards over time. Lichtenstein’s work is a bland chicken broth compared to this spicy jambalaya—a mixture of found, appropriated and excavated pop culture, comics, old advertisments, grafitti and paint. (Of course, we may not even be looking at Gossel’s work without the ground-breaking work of Lichtenstein, Warhol and the others, so apologies to them!) This is hipster-styled street art ready to hang.

Check out Greg’s art at: www.greggossel.com.