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Untitled (Jason Crum)

c. 1968

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  • Medium

    Crayon, graphite and collage on paper

  • Dimensions

    Frame (white wood): 24 3/4 x 29 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. (62.87 x 74.93 x 4.45 cm)Paper: 17 1/2 x 22 1/2 in. (44.45 x 57.15 cm)

  • Credit

    The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
    Purchased with funds provided by The Gene J. Burton Acquisitions Endowment

  • Accession number

    2005.31

  • Object label

    ​In Lee Lozano’s drawing, seemingly unrelated forms—a red penis, a light switch, flathead screws, a black sun, and abstract scribbles—jostle for space around a toothy grin. Untitled (Jason Crum)’s multiple evocations of lowliness partake of pop art’s preference for everyday, banal mass culture subjects over the more elevated subject matter typical of fine art. For instance, the collaged business cards, doubling as teeth, advertise sign-painting services; such commercial art was traditionally considered inferior to the fine arts. Additionally, Lozano’s use of crayon in exuberant colors suggests a certain childlike or amateurish quality. Further, she depicted base, vulgar body parts, as in the form on the right that morphs from a twirled moustache to a raunchy green chin/scrotum/buttocks.