77 1/2 x 77 3/4 in.
oil on canvas
DescriptionRobert Cottingham created ME in 1972, a few years before Tom Wolfe’s famous essay, “The ‘Me’ Decade,” was published as the cover story in New York magazine on August 23, 1976. From a series of work in which Cottingham isolated parts of words from signs, this image is pulled from the Cameo Theatre on South Broadway in Los Angeles. His work recalls artists of the American vernacular and those interested in text and advertising, such as Robert Indiana and Andy Warhol.