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November 29, 2012

On Location: Art Basel Miami Beach Week

http://www.1stdibs.com/introspective/on_location/art_basel_miami_beach_week/?sid=3176

excerpt from article: 

SCHROEDER ROMERO SHREDDER

A close look reveals that Michael Waugh's ink-on-Mylar triptych Political Economy (The Wealth of Nations, parts 19, 20, & 21), 2012 (detail), is actually composed of handwriting - specifically, text transcribed from Adam Smith's classic 18th-century examination of industrialization and capitalism.  "The simple trick of making an image out of words presents a visual field that hurts the eyes with its complexity," says gallery principal Lisa Schroeder.  "That elicits our empathy for its painful laboriousness, and raises pointed questions."