Kenner + Hasbro = Art?

Photographers Andrea Robbins and Max Becher have a gallery show at the University of Maryland Baltimore County of photographs including their “Figures” series, which pairs a Kenner SW figure with a corresponding Hasbro figure. A Washington Post reviewer thinks that “recent figures boast six-packs, bulging biceps and narrower waists. Both their femininity and masculinity have ballooned.” I’m not sure that we can blame the 90’s for this; after all, the 70’s brought us the Brothers Hildebrandt.

So are action figures modern art? Decide for yourself at the artists’ site ; scroll down to the Figures link on the left.

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