Blessed Art Thou, by Kate Kretz

I came across a talented artist just now, Kate Kretz. She has a painting called "Blessed Art Thou," which is a commentary on the deification of celebrities by the public. The setting of the piece is a Wal-Mart. Ms. Kretz's reason: "I chose a setting where the cycle begins, creating an oppressive psychological space where the consumer is driven to reach for the tabloid, hungry for 'information' about the celebrity's private life."

See the painting, and more on what Ms. Kretz was thinking, here.

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