Mike Reesé

Greed Sweet Like Candy

2021

Acrylic and oil pastel on unstretched canvas in artist’s frame with velvet backing

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5,000 USD

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Mike Reesé (American).


Sotheby’s is honored to present this curated grouping of works for sale to benefit The Andy Warhol Museum in partnership with No More Rulers. Proceeds from these sales will help to sustain The Warhol’s mission to provide a forum for artists, scholars, and the public to creatively interact with the life and art of Andy Warhol.


Mike Reesé's work challenges the spectrum of dualities such as life/death, refined/raw, gesture/form, art/design, and reality/fantasy. He utilizes unique components that are significant to his life to cultivate universal connectivity; motifs such as floral, taxidermy, clowns and his own alphabet to create proprietary worlds and identities through his art. His clown-like masks exist within a construct he refers to as “The Circus of Souls” where each character formed is tethered to a distinct emotion or life lesson experience. By using the clown as an archetype of emotional complexity and veil, color is treated as a spiritual and intuitive process that sculpts the forms and expressions of each portrait. 

 

Mike Reesé currently lives and works in LA. He is an active Art Director for the independent record label, The OpM Company and multimedia company Six Course Inc. Reesé is also the co-founder of DREAMHAUS LA, an arts non-profit organization that provides creative programming and supplies to schools and the communities of Central Los Angeles.


NO MORE RULERS (NMR) is a platform representing empowerment, respect, and progression in the art world. NMR partners with leading international institutions, legacy artists, and estates to validate creators through channels of connection, exhibition, and distribution. By connecting audiences with narratives from both top creators and new voices, NMR hopes to empower the creative community and help rethink the status quo.

Dimensions
Frame Height: 55 inches / 139.7 cm
Frame Width: 42.25 inches / 107.31 cm
Signature

Signed and titled on the reverse

Provenance

Direct from the artist

Condition Report

Excellent condition.

Art Period
Contemporary
Movement/Style
Pop Art
SKU

C54LB

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