Framed Poster (Tupac), 2009 - Colby Bird

About the Work

About Framed Poster (Tupac)

Framed Poster is a reproduction of a work in which Bird spray-painted lines over a cheap, commercial-quality poster of Tupac Shakur. The lines, which reference the grid-works made by Sol LeWitt, attempt to foster a conversation regarding the testosterone-laden culture ...

Read More

Framed Poster is a reproduction of a work in which Bird spray-painted lines over a cheap, commercial-quality poster of Tupac Shakur. The lines, which reference the grid-works made by Sol LeWitt, attempt to foster a conversation regarding the testosterone-laden culture embodied by both Minimalism and rap culture, which has been championed by middle-class youth in America. He describes the work as "a way of both acknowledging and denying a desire of adolescent items by re-presenting them in heavy-handed, art-historical terms."

Read Less

About the Artist

About Colby Bird

Colby Bird's prints, photographs, and assemblage sculptures appropriate images and objects that cut across racial, gender, and class lines. By combining the loaded quotidian ...Read More
Colby Bird's prints, photographs, and assemblage sculptures appropriate images and objects that cut across racial, gender, and class lines. By combining the loaded quotidian with sly, art-historical references to Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism, Bird bridges the gap between "high" and "low" culture.

In 2009, Bird had a solo exhibition at CRG Gallery in New York, NY, and in 2010, he was included in a group exhibition at P.S.1 MoMA. In 2011, his photography was included in The Anxiety of Photography at the Aspen Art Museum, CO.Read Less

Framed Poster (Tupac), 2009

Colby Bird

Print

Offered in partnership with:

CRG Gallery

Description

Archival pigment print, silkscreen, and acrylic on museum board.

Authentication

Signed by the artist on verso.

Shipping

Ships in 10 to 14 business days.
This work is final sale and not eligible for return.

ARTSPACE ADVISOR

We are here to help. Please let us know if you have any questions about this work, the artist, collecting in general or artists you'd like to see on Artspace. Please contact us service@artspace.com and Collector Services will respond within 2 business days.


Colby Bird
Framed Poster (Tupac)

DISCOVER

a treasure trove of fine art from the world's most renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. We offer exclusive works you can't find anywhere else.

LEARN

through exclusive content featuring art news, collecting guides, and interviews with artists, dealers, collectors, curators and influencers.

BUY

authentic artworks from across the globe. Collecting with us means you're helping to sustain creative culture and supporting organizations that are making the world a better place.

CONNECT

with our art advisors for buying advice or to help you find the art that's perfect for you. We have the resources to find works that suit your needs.

INSIDER ACCESS TO THE WORLD'S BEST ART

Artspace offers you authentic, exclusive works from world-renowned artists, galleries, museums and cultural institutions. Collecting with us helps support creative culture while bringing you art news, interviews and access to global art resources.

  • COLLECT FROM 300+ GALLERIES & MUSEUMS

Share this artwork

Find something you love? Use this form to share great art with your friends.

Colby Bird, Framed Poster (Tupac)
Colby Bird
Framed Poster (Tupac)
ENTER YOUR EMAIL

ENTER YOUR FRIEND'S EMAIL
(for multiple addresses, separate by commas)

YOUR MESSAGE WAS SENT

Thank you for sharing with your friends.