Artist Josh Kline Brings Ivermectin, Fratagonias, and Late Capitalist Body Horror to the Whitney

Josh Kline, In Stock (Walmart Worker's Arms) (Detail Shot), 2018. Photography by Joerg Lohse. Image courtesy of the artist, 47 Canal, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

At the Whitney Museum of American Art’s opening of “Josh Kline: Project for a New American Century,” a friend introduced me to a guy about my age. We got to talking, and he told me that he was an artist (no surprise) but that he was also an art handler. His most recent job had been installing Kline’s exhibition. The guy gestured down toward the floor we were standing on, which was plastered with T-shirts and denim, suggesting that he’d had a hand in placing them there.

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