The images above are of works in progress by multimedia artist Ian Jeffrey. Untitled (Go Forth Versions) will feature four drawings based on the Levi’s advertisements of the same name—which takes its name from a poem by Walt Whitman. The ink drawings are based on lo fi photographs of the ads, which are then framed in hand-sewn Mylar sheet protectors, also pictured above. Untitled (Go Forth Versions) delve into issues of authorship, since many of the words and themes in the advertisements are appropriations of deceased artists’ works. In the artist’s own words, these new works “are about how money enters into authorship.”
Jeffrey currently lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. He received his BFA at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. His work can be found here.