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“The sunglasses for me are an allusion to seeing, but also to obscuring identity,” he says. “They’re also just pop culture objects that have had this classic American coolness throughout history. They’re fashionable but vapid. I started using them in 2004, kinda before they started coming back in style; I was reading Brett Easton Ellis at the time.” Pictured above are two paintings from his “Consider My Mind Blown” series, though he’s also had wayfarers hand-scuplted out of black marble and cast in bronze. “I think I’m going to be doing abstract sculptures out of broken sunglasses parts next.”