April 5, 2013
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
What does it mean when a seditious artist like Steve Lambert, who expertly questions core contemporary ideas - like capitalism and a free press - becomes an art star? Does Lambert, who is perhaps most effective in the public sphere, with both bold and surreptitious artworks, turn to making luxury items for the 1%?
It's the kind of question Lambert himself might ask.
When I posed it to him, he said what he'd really like to do is make a living by selling art to his friends.
Anne Basting and Brad Lichtenstein certainly fall into that category. They recently acquired "Invisible," a bright white sign fashioned from circus lights (see the accompanying At Home story).
Installed in the living room of the couple's Lake Drive home in Shorewood, it can be readily seen from the street when it's flipped on. The artwork also flashes, though Basting and Lichtenstein only turn "Invisible" to that setting for special occasions, like parties.
The couple sent out a note to nearby neighbors when the work was newly hung, explaining that it would be blinking for an upcoming gathering to unveil the work to friends and art-interested types.
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