Artist Jason Villegas has an obsession with polo shirts. And in a certain dark period in the '80s, an unhealthy number of America's youth shared that obsession. The Izod Lacoste shirt with a tiny alligator appliqué over the left breast was the most coveted of polo shirts, and beneath it were the cheap off-brands who came up with their own animal logos. The Izod alligator begat the JCPenney fox, which begat the Le Tigre tiger, which begat the Sears Braggin' Dragon, which begat the Montgomery Ward hare. The theory was that one animal was as good as another, but teens knew the difference, and those concerned with status were emotionally traumatized when Mom brought home a fox... More >>>