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Alex Israel
B. 1982
UNTITLED (FLATS)
signed with the artist's initials and dated 2012 on the reverse of the left panel; signed and dated 2012 on the reverse of the centre panel; signed and dated '12 on the reverse of the right panel
acrylic on stucco, wood and aluminium frame, in 3 parts
i. and iii. 121.6 by 76 cm. 48 by 30 in.
ii. 213.4 by 137.2 cm. 84 by 54 in.
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Provenance

Peres Projects, Berlin
Irving Blum, United States
Private Collection, Unites States
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

“Right after I finished graduate school, I had this idea about making portraits of people in Los Angeles and using the talk show as a format to do that. I started designing the talk show set, and as the background of the set, I wanted a giant L.A. twilight sky. I did some research and found out that there were just a few places in L.A. that painted backdrops, so I met with the scenic-art department here at Warner Bros. The painter I met was Andrew Pike, who had just painted the backdrop for Conan O’Brien. I thought, ‘Oh, wow, this is perfect! This is someone who actually paints backdrops for talk shows.’”

Alex Israel: in conversation with Aram Moshayedi, in: 'Alex Israel', Interview Magazine, 30 December 2014, online.

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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