"DH Lawrence Kicks Ass” (University Humanities Classroom)
This work is an archival pigment photo print. The quotation in the title is borrowed from a phrase students engraved into a desk—along with "LOOK" and "The Jam." Wagner documents the graffitied surface to trace the history of literature, music and pop culture in the 1980s.
Hangs on a cleat
Catherine Wagner uses photography to investigate how systems that disseminate information control what we learn and teach. Her images of primary schools, military bases, police academies, trade schools and universities are empty of figures yet reveal traces of society. Her work has been collected in many prominent museums, including MoMA, The Met, Tate Modern, and the Smithsonian.
This photo print depicts phrases engraved by students, including "DH Lawrence kicks ass", "LOOK" and "The Jam."More
- Framed: 21.5 x 25.5 x 2.0 in.
- Edition 8 of 12