Untitled, 2008 - Josh Smith
About the Work
Untitled is one of Smith's announcement paintings, in which he silkscreens his own name and the name and date of art venues where he has previously exhibited, using the text and his anti-art aesthetic to examine the commercialism of the art market and to challenge the rules of artistic convention. Composed using a traditional printmaking technique, yet marked by the artist's hand, the paintings explore, and poke fun at, the issues of authenticity and facsimile that so preoccupy the art world elite.Read Less
About the Artist
About Josh Smith
What his paintings often communicate is immediacy, speaking directly to the viewer and forcing interaction. His paintings forgo formal representation and traditional technique in order to explore abstraction and composition. Though he has built a "bad boy" reputation among indie film and fashion types with his seemingly messy looking paintings, collages, book projects, and sculpture, his work is also seen as intensely emotional and sophisticated in the art world and has attracted important collectors and museums.Read Less
DescriptionAcrylic on canvas.
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