Steve Parrino
Debbie Does Dallas, 1987
Steve Parrino (1958 - 2005)
Debbie Does Dallas, 1987
Acrylic on canvas
91.5 x 91.5 cm
Steven Parrino’s disfigured monochromes show canvases subject to forces of degradation, and sometimes apparent violence. They formed part of Parrino’s anarchic and punk–infused practice that drew from popular imagery of destruction to ques-tion the values of art within culture. As part of his critique, the title for this work comes from a widely known adult video from the late 1970s.