(Way) Larger Than Life: The Movie

These giant portraits of Time Warner TV personalities are unnerving. They remind me a lot of the similarly outsized Nancy Burson photos I saw a while back, but with even more menace.

Aren’t huge public portraits are usually associated with fascism? Neal Gabler wrote a great book about our Republic of Entertainment, but maybe the Republic has devolved into an Empire.

Damn, I think I just unintentionally made a Star Wars reference. I guess I’m just a tool of the media conglomerates after all. And I’m not even getting paid for all this product placement. Gosh!

(Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle, Manhattan)