"10048" by Ashley Anderson, displayed as an 8x8-inch print. You might remember this provocative image, taken from the opening of TMNT 3: The Manhattan Project for NES, when we featured the original painting last year.
The painting plays on “the idea of how pre-September 11th games now carry an unintentional political charge if they contain any images at all of the Twin Towers.”
"I am intrigued by how that kind of worldwide trauma even finds its way into the most innocuous corners of our experience," explained Anderson. "There’s a kind of echo that happens whenever we see images of the Twin Towers in old movies, photos, anything, even video games; it’s a kind of sad ‘well, there it is, we know what’s coming’."
See also: More Ashley Anderson paintings
[Via Ashley Anderson]