"Millie Christine" from "DeLuxe" (2004-2005)
"Millie Christine" from "DeLuxe," 2004-2005
Aquatint, photogravure, laser-cutting, oil, graphite, collage, pomade, 13 x 10 inches
Edition of 20
Photo by D. James Dee
Courtesy Two Palms Press, New York, © Ellen Gallagher
"Pegleg is there for a kind of insistence. It’s hard to put into language because it’s a form. Pegleg implies travel and worldliness. That ad appeals to me because of the way Pegleg Bates, the actual actor and comedian, used his whole body. It’s this man with this wooden leg offering himself as your host. The ad itself exists as a map to this hotel in upstate New York. I liked the idea of having a map within a map."
- Ellen Gallagher