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American Dream

American Dream

Commissioned by Spiegelworld for the opening of OPIUM at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, a variety show inspired by every B-grade science fiction movie ever made. The work depicts a wide range of classic conspiracy theories including the alien abduction of a cow and an ocean liner and the (fake) moon landing.

Melbourne artist Mark Ogge lives and works in an old church in Clunes, in country Victoria. He was the first artist commissioned by Spiegelworld, creating an entrance archway mural in 2006. Mark has long been fascinated by the iconography of the circus and fairground, exploring the dichotomy between enchantment and disillusionment.

Mark Ogge
Reliquary, OPIUM Theatre, The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas
Oil on canvas