27 Apr 2010
Ed Templeton - The Cemetery of Reason 
Latest Ed Templeton (ex-Factory Too designer) news from Iconoclast Editions:

"April sees the release of a free exhibition poster giveaway for Ed Templeton's museum survey The Cemetery of Reason. This is the official exhibition poster for Ed's first large scale solo museum retrospective. The Cemetery of Reason is conceived as a mid-career survey of the American artist Ed Templeton, assembling clusters of images of the photos, paintings and sculptures he has executed over the last fifteen years. The exhibition tells the story of a pro skateboarder, a photographer, a draftsman, a painter, etc. A story which, although it focuses on his own life and those of the people around him, transcends the autobiographical and exposes social and societal phenomena unhesitatingly but without pointing a finger."

The official poster is effectively being given away for the princely sum of 0.01 USD (plus p+p).

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Ed Templeton: The Cemetery of Reason, 2010
Offset printed poster
22 x 18 inches

Printed on the occasion of Ed Templeton's retrospective The Cemetery of Reason on view at S.M.A.K., Gent, Belgium.
April 3—June 13, 2010

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