The Anthology Remixed

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Last year, the UK art gallery alt.gallery opened an exhibition called Harry Smith Anthology Remixed. The exhibition consisted of 84 visual artworks, each created by a prominent artist or musician as his or her response to one of the songs on the Anthology.

You can read about the exhibit here: if you go, you’ll find links to all the artworks (a mixed bag – my favorite is a comic-book version of Old Shoes and Leggins), to a booklet describing the artworks, and to a remarkably pretentious essay by David Keenan.

Here’s Rich Jacobs’s take on Dock Boggs’s Sugar Baby –

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