Wall-Wall Sketch-Psy No. 1, 2016

Work On Paper

Acrylic on archival digital print

22.00 x 17.00 in

55.9 x 43.2 cm

Unique Work

Signed and titled

$15,000 - $20,000

About The Work

The“Wall-Wall” paintings aesthetically and conceptually merge Bickerton’s hard-edged Neo-Geo panels with his more recent expressionist and kitschy work. Both gestures seek to address the question “What is painting?” Bickerton has explored this question and curiosity since early logo work.

He sees the Wall-Walls as “fake” or “allegorical” walls. He began experimenting with this form in the 1980s when he saw garishly colored walls in Acapulco, Mexico, and wanted to abstract them from their context so that they could become a wall upon a wall. Bickerton is using the “wall” as a kind of readymade object that can be continually recontextualized as it is installed upon other walls. This work can also be viewed as an exploration of the fiction and artificiality of painting and the art historical canon.

Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin

About Ashley Bickerton

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