Photograph of the “artist” Robert Castagna brooding over art. In the background one sees the “American Dream” painting. A commentary on the consumer based culture of America and it’s obsession with eating everything.

When asked, “What were you thinking when this picture was taken?” Castagna’s response was telling: “I was wondering how the hell I would ever make it as an artist so I could just become full time [as an artist], devoted to the creation of art and make enough money so I can get a decent car, travel the world at will and eat at fancy restaurants whenever I felt like it. You can get pretty cooped up in your studio and you need a chance to get out every once in awhile.”

When probed further about how his response seemed a bit consumerist, he walked away with a wave mumbling, “get a grip.”


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