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Pillars of the Clean Order
March 28, 1995 - April 4, 1995

installation responding to books advancing the conservative agenda

An exhibition of Ligorano/Reese's installation responding to the proliferation of books advancing the conservative agenda after the defeat of George Bush in 1992. The "Contact with America" underwear is a keynote of the exhibition.

Nora  Ligorano
"Contract with America" underwear
(1995) Limited edition version of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," printed on underwear. Gingrich's likeness adorns the crotch of the underwear, while the "Contract's" ten points are listed on the seat. The underwear is hand silkscreened on 100% cotton. There are 60 mens and 60 womens briefs in the edition. Mens are available in size 34; womens in large. Signed and numbered by the artists. Each pair costs $39.99.
Pillars of the Clean Order
(1995) Installation: Heaps of soiled clothes define the gallery space. Rising from the hampers, classical columns display the recently published books of conservatives William Bennett ("The Book of Virtues"), John Danforth ("Resurrection"), and Dan Quayle ("Standing Firm")./ Hanging on clotheslines above the hampers, one sees Ligorano/Reese's new limited edition version of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America." The artists have recontextualized Gingrich's now famous tenets by printing them on pure cotton briefs. Gingrich's likeness adorns the crotch of the underwear, while the "Contract's" ten points are listed on the seat.
Nora  Ligorano & Marshall Reese
Pillars of the Clean Order
(1995) Installation: Heaps of soiled clothes define the gallery space. Rising from the hampers, classical columns display the recently published books of conservatives William Bennett ("The Book of Virtues"), John Danforth ("Resurrection"), and Dan Quayle ("Standing Firm")./ Hanging on clotheslines above the hampers, one sees Ligorano/Reese's new limited edition version of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America." The artists have recontextualized Gingrich's now famous tenets by printing them on pure cotton briefs. Gingrich's likeness adorns the crotch of the underwear, while the "Contract's" ten points are listed on the seat.
Marshall  Reese
"Contract with America" underwear
(1995) Limited edition version of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America," printed on underwear. Gingrich's likeness adorns the crotch of the underwear, while the "Contract's" ten points are listed on the seat. The underwear is hand silkscreened on 100% cotton. There are 60 mens and 60 womens briefs in the edition. Mens are available in size 34; womens in large. Signed and numbered by the artists. Each pair costs $39.99.
Pillars of the Clean Order
(1995) Installation: Heaps of soiled clothes define the gallery space. Rising from the hampers, classical columns display the recently published books of conservatives William Bennett ("The Book of Virtues"), John Danforth ("Resurrection"), and Dan Quayle ("Standing Firm")./ Hanging on clotheslines above the hampers, one sees Ligorano/Reese's new limited edition version of Newt Gingrich's "Contract with America." The artists have recontextualized Gingrich's now famous tenets by printing them on pure cotton briefs. Gingrich's likeness adorns the crotch of the underwear, while the "Contract's" ten points are listed on the seat.