Scott King

Marxist Disco (Cancelled)

Letterpress print on vintage paper
Edition of 50
2015
27.5 x 19.6 in
Editions stagger up $100 every ten sold.

This artwork comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

Please note that this artwork has been intentionally distressed by the artist, and there may be various creases or smudges on the print.

$400.00

About Artwork

English artist Scott King’s Marxist Disco (Cancelled) (2015) has been reconfigured for this presentation in Chicago, shifting the site of this late-70s event from the Lower Refectory, University House, in Sheffield, England, to the International House at the University of Chicago. The notion of a “Marxist “ disco at such an esteemed American institution of higher learning is both humorously plausible—naturally, a disco held by the intellectual elite could only have philosophical undertones—and circumstantially comical given the university’s connection to the “Chicago School” of economics. The notion of a “Marxist Disco” being held at school so strongly associated with a phenomenon known for its emphatic advocacy for a free market economy suggests the strong role played by irony, both in comedy and humor in general and in much of King’s work specifically.

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