Vanity (Train Wreck) - Anastasia Alexandrin (NEW)
Vanity (Train Wreck)
About the Work

From the Artist

I want to communicate my ideas and feelings through images that are unequivocal in their thrust and direction. The expressions I present force the viewer to confront the world hidden by social politeness and smiling politicians. This world exists on the fringes of our consciousness and society yet is more honest and relevant in its struggle and perspective.

This print comments on vanity and how we see it in the present time. I see vanity as a train fast on its way to hit a wall. No one on the train sees it coming, but it's still moving toward the inevitable. Beauty in that shallow sense cannot protect you from life and a crash. Beauty and vanity will not lead you anywhere you want to go. It's only nice to look at…
—From Brandywine Workshop and Archives records

About the Artist

Born in Kharkov, Ukraine, Alexandrin attended Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia; and Academy of Art University, San Francisco.

Alexandrin has had solo exhibitions at Arcadia University, Glen...

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Vanity (Train Wreck)

Medium

Offset Lithograph

Date

2010

Dimensions

22.5" x 30"

Edition Size

60 prints in this edition

Printer

Robert "Bob" Franklin

Provenance:

Brandywine Workshop and Archives

Location

Philadelphia, PA