ARTISTIC INTERPRETATIONS OF CHARACTERS AND SCENES FROM THE GREATEST TELEVISION SHOW THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN

by The Institute for the Study of Slightly Varying Circumstances

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My work, utilizing the CBS police procedural drama series, ‘Blue Bloods’ ( Starring Tom Selleck as Frank Reagan, the New York Police Commissioner, and patriarch of the Reagan clan, a multigenerational family of cops) explores the relationship between postmodern discourse and law enforcement.

With influences as diverse as Munch and Andy Warhol, new insights are crafted from both explicit and implicit textures.

Ever since I spent most of the 1980s watching ‘Hill Street Blues’ I have been fascinated by the essential unreality of the human condition. What starts out as triumph soon becomes manipulated into a dialectic of lust, leaving only a sense of failing and the chance of a new reality.

As intermittent derivatives become clarified through frantic and diverse practice, the viewer is left with a clue to the darkness of our future.

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Fixing his tie in the reflection of the glass covering a photograph of Teddy Roosevelt, Commissioner Frank Reagan contemplates what is to come while his trusted advisor and Deputy Commissioner of Public Information, Garrett Moore stands at the ready

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Commissioner Frank Reagan makes one last face before he heads out to give a speech to a mob of braying college students drunk on their fanatical belief in a utopia yet to come.

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