Karen Finley "It's Eisner" from the Pooh series, Ink on paper
It's Eisner, 1998
Ink on paper
8 1/4 x 11 3/4 in.
Drawing from the 1999 book and exhibition "Pooh Unplugged." This one plays on the then recent acquisition of Pooh by Disney.
Like the ideal world she riffs on in her performances, the fifty-four ink drawings that make up Karen Finley's Pooh Unplugged: A Parody use cutting parody to dissect hypocrisy and hyper-commercialism by taking Pooh and Christopher Robyn, Tigger and Eeyore out of their fairy tale and into real life. The Hundred Acre Wood is alive with ennui, secret sexual fantasies, marketing savvy, and greed. In Karen Finley's world, there is nowhere to hide from the pain, sadness, absurdity, or terror of our free market, puritanical culture of repression.