Michael Anderson’s Street Poster Art

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“I make art about the world we live in,” says New York-based artist Michael Anderson. The renegade appropriation-artist makes massive paper collages from street advertisements, maps, stickers, and magazine images that are full of pop culture content and urban angst. Populated by a diverse mix of characters — including Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg, Britney Spears, John Lennon, Spider-Man, and Derek Jeter — Anderson’s mosaic-like collages become lively, abstract realms for celebrities and heroes to surrealistically inhabit.

An exhibition of the artist’s work is currently on view at Claire Oliver Gallery in New York. Aptly titled Michael Anderson: The Street is My Palette, the show runs through December 30.

Click through below for a gallery of images.

Michael Anderson, Lady Gaga’s Looking Glass, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, An Oscar for the Maysles Brothers, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, After Pulp Fiction, street poster collage, vintage Playboy centerfolds, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, Blue Abstract, street poster collage, 96 x 96 inches | 243.8 x 243.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, Derek Jeter’s Lifetime Contract, street poster collage, vintage Playboy centerfolds, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, The Invisible Woman, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, Katrina’s Handjob, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, Niggas Can’t Never Get Nothing, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, Shakespeare’s Manhattan, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, The Country Club, street poster collage, 44 x 57 inches | 111.8 x 144.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery

Michael Anderson, Red Abstract, street poster collage, 96 x 96 inches | 243.8 x 243.8 cm, Courtesy Claire Oliver Gallery