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Dick Cheney and Mona Lisa Do Battle on Crowded Canvas

CERN, Billi Kid, Elisha Cook Jr., James and Karla Murray’s Overground/Underground 2 (2008)Courtesy Artbreak Gallery


The Mona Lisa takes on Dick Cheney — and is clearly winning, with those lush purple lips and that insouciant (pervy) swan lunging from her brain. The work is a triptych: photographs of street art upon photographs upon wheat posters that would be street art if they weren't pasted upon photographs of street art that are graffitied on and hanging in a gallery, namely Artbreak Gallery through June 30. The show is a brainchild of the notoriously harmonious Billi Kid who has collaborated to turn many an urban hellhole into a heavenly playground for political rivalry. —Emma Pearse