more of William T. Ayton's work at www.ayton.net
ON THE SEAM featured WAR ROOM in
international exhibit BARE
LIFE together with Anselm Kiefer, Bill Viola,
Bruce Nauman, Sophie Calle, Paul McCarthy & others (2007-2008).
Room images on display at the Museum on the Seam, Jerusalem,
Israel. L-R: The Witnesses (partial view), The Victims, The Warriors.
to THE WAR ROOM -- a four-wall painted gallery installation
The Warriors, 2004
acrylic on canvas
approx. 10' x 16'
The Warriors, 2004
acrylic on canvas
approx. 10' x 14' (includes 20" ledge)
2009 -- a book of poetry & artwork by Eliot Katz & William T. Ayton: Love, War, Fire, Wind: Looking Out from North America's Skull. Features images related to War & The War Room. Eliot Katz also read some of his poetry in the Manhattan War Room reading in 2004.
The book is now available:
and many other fine booksellers.
ART MAGAZINE vol. 12
page article on the War Room
back cover: Empire of Death
2005 (USA) -- 4 page article on the War Room
plus back cover, "Empire of Death"
A PDF file of the article & back cover is available here (1.17MB).
A PDF file of the article only is available here (960KB).
Clicking on the images above will take you to the article on the Direct Art web
NOW : WAR
above: back/front cover
pages -- b/w & color
Download free here (PDF,
Purchase printed from Lulu.com,
$12(US) + S&H
some of the images on this site are disturbing, but much less disturbing
than actual war.
The War Room Project website promotes the anti-war art installation
"The War Room", which is currently being developed for
exhibition. Here, you can find working
sketches for the project, as well as additional
works on related themes.
for Ayton's online gallery.
of the artworks featured on this site have already been exhibited
in galleries/online. We are currently lining up installations of
the complete War Room. Please check the news
page for ongoing details.
Oct 2007 - June 2008 -- The original painted studies for 3 of the War Room panels (The Warriors, The Witnesses, The Victims), as well as the small color painting, "Hiroshima: Ground Zero" were on display in Jerusalem, Israel, at the Museum on the Seam.
Oct-Nov -- "The
Victims (study)" from The
War Room was on view at the show "American
Hall Cultural Center, Jersey City.
War Room portfolio has been released soon
via Lulu.com. It is 24 pages, printed in color
(includes monochrome & color
images). Price is $11 (US) plus S&H.
It is also available for download in web-resolution
PDF format from this site, free
War Room is featured in an article in the
Direct Art, volume 12, which is
on sale in Oct-Nov 2005.
of The War Room (NYC) & an interview with the
artist may be featured in an upcoming documentary about
the relationship between art & politics, entitled "Art
Rules". More details will be posted here when they
Room -- small-scale installation: Albert Shahinian
Gallery, Poughkeepsie, NY, opened August 21, 2004.
Room -- full-scale installation: Manhattan (part
of the Imagine Festival), opening August 26, 2004, chashama
gallery. More details coming soon.
of the Propaganda of War group show (Oct-Nov
2003, Washington DC), which contained several pieces on
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