David Sandlin

Slumburbia

David Sandlin

Slumburbia

Date

2009

Edition Size

20

Media

Silkscreen

Binding

Accordion

Pages

24

$ 7,000.00

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Stanford University

University of Central Florida (UCF)

Wellesley College, Davis Museum and Cultural Center

Slumburbia is the final book in David Sandlin’s epic eight-part series, A Sinner’s Progress, which illustrates the adventures of protagonist Bill Grimm, Sandlin’s everyman, as he makes his way through a contemporary suburban world characterized by the seven deadly sins. Sandlin makes use of sumptuous visual imagery, original language, and elaborate plot to convey his quirky vision of a modern puritanical America. It is 9 meters in length.

Slumburbia [is] a fitting end to the series. Representing both the earthbound theme park in development by Carl Bob de Ville and a paradisiacal Land of Cockaigne after which the park is styled, Slumburbia denotes a slothful state where the struggles of life do not exist, nor, unfortunately, do life’s lessons. Ultimately, it is that tendency toward mental indolence that Sandlin attacks as the worst of the cardinal sins. ‘Wake up and think for yourself!’ is perhaps the strongest message that Sandlin wishes to impart, nudging the modern pilgrim off the Road to Nowhere onto a meaningful ‘journey and way to glory.'”
— Dennis Harper, Georgia Museum of Art