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Josh Smith
UNTITLED
signed and dated 2007 on the overlap
oil on canvas
152.4 by 121.9cm.; 60 by 48in.
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來源

Jonathan Viner, London
Acquired directly  from the above by the present owner in 2007

展覽

London, Jonathan Viner, Josh Smith: Fortescue Avenue, 2007

出版

Exhibition Catalogue: London, The Saatchi Gallery, Abstract America: New Painting, 2008, p. 97, illustrated in colour

相關資料

Throughout his career to date, Josh Smith has created paintings which employ a diverse range of materials, seeking to forge an entirely innovative form of artistic expression. Although Smith has experimented with various painterly techniques and methods, a recurring leitmotif of prime importance has been the display of his own name or initials. Reproduced in an astonishing variety of media and styles, Smith forges a uniquely personal form of self-portraiture through the repetition of his own name in a variety of different formats. Adam O’Reilly notes that: “Smith’s name has always been a departure from which to explore abstraction” (Adam O’Reilly, ‘Between a Name and a Signature: Q + A with Josh Smith,’ Art in America, February 11 2011, n.p.). Untitled, dating from 2007, fulfils this maxim, appearing to be a powerfully wrought abstract work on first glance; however, closer inspection reveals the bold J and S making their indubitable mark upon the canvas.

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