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481
Alex Israel
SELF PORTRAIT
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
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481
Alex Israel
SELF PORTRAIT
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 150,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Alex Israel
B. 1982
SELF PORTRAIT
signed and dated '13 on the reverse
acrylic and Bondo on fiberglass
71 3/8 by 60 by 3 in. 181.3 by 152.4 by 7.6 cm.
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Provenance

Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

Catalogue Note

“It all started with the logo for 'As it Lays'. In each episode, at the end of the opening credits my face–basically my video graphic self–turns into a graphic logo. It is done with a very rudimentary computer-generated process of morphing and it was done as a homage to Alfred Hitchcock. I love that moment where Hitchcock became his logo and I thought it would be a great thing to reference. That is how it started… and then I started thinking about the colors I had chosen for it. I wanted to experiment with different color combinations and evoke or reference different moods and things that I like. In some cases, the colors that I used for the self-portraits are directly referential to something else – a movie, a painting or something from nature. Sometimes it was to do with influences, but the references were as broad as David Hockney, Ken Price, Gauguin, Avatar or even tropical fish.”

Alex Israel

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York