The End, 2011 - Luke Butler

About the Work

About The End

Luke Butler toys with contemporary mythology. To him, THE END is a classical figure that looms in our consciousness, despite our ability to see right through it. As a static image floating in its own pictorial space, it seems contradictory ...

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Luke Butler toys with contemporary mythology. To him, THE END is a classical figure that looms in our consciousness, despite our ability to see right through it. As a static image floating in its own pictorial space, it seems contradictory, absurd, and poignant—an anti-picture. In referring only to itself, it sheds its familiar narrative role and takes up that of a memento mori.

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About the Artist

About Luke Butler

Luke Butler's work affectionately toys with popular heroic narratives. He paints the visible—great men falling, equipment failing, the story ending—in hopes of ...Read More
Luke Butler's work affectionately toys with popular heroic narratives. He paints the visible—great men falling, equipment failing, the story ending—in hopes of illuminating something less visible—anxiety, masculinity, mortality. The abiding regard he has for the seemingly disposable heroic figures of his youth leads Butler to conjure them within an enduring iconography of pathos. Luke Butler lives and works in San Francisco.Read Less

The End, 2011

Luke Butler

Photograph
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20.00" x 24.00" $500 $300
Edition of 100
25.00" x 30.00" N/A $750
Edition of 3 Sold Out

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Description

Color photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with matte finish

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