• July 28, 2009
  • Posted by Marc

Zak Smith Interviews Anthony Lister


The latest artist to be interviewed by Zak Smith on The Rumpus is Anthony Lister. Here’s an excerpt:

Zak Smith: Can you grab one or two of your paintings and describe the situation that inspired it?

Anthony Lister: This piece, titled HOLY MOLY (mixed media on canvas, painted 2008), is based on a story about Britney Spears’ sister having a baby. I initially painted a picture of a pretty young woman with a baby spitting lottery balls out of its vagina as if to suggest that children are a metaphor for the Holy Grail. It is a painting about fertility, miss-guided youth and predators within social networks and in the media.

You can read the full interview here.