Hanne Mugaas

New York, NY

Edward Scissorhands is one of my favorite movies, and this t-shirt reminds me of being a kid. Well, it’s more seeing Edward that reminds me of being a kid. I guess it also has to do with the aesthetics of the shirt, which are very 90s.

Growing up in Norway, I had a small poster of Johnny Depp that I ripped out of this Norwegian pop magazine called Topp. At the time, we were very much into him because he was good looking–he was cute, cool, and mysterious. We felt sad for Edward because he was misunderstood just as we, as teenagers, were.

I actually might have seen the movie years after its U.S. premiere because movies came out way later in Norway back then–and because my mom probably thought I was too young to watch a guy with scissors as hands.

Hanne Mugaas is  a Curatorial Associate at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. She founded the Lower East Side gallery, Art Since the Summer of ’69.

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