Aaron Young - Contemporary Art Part I New York Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    United Artists, Ltd., Marfa

  • Exhibited

    Marfa, United Artists, Ltd., Nate Lowman, Agathe Snow, Aaron Young, April 18 – August 31, 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    Adam McEwan: That’s like art history. Steal it, reuse it, resell it. Next.
    AaronYoung: Take control of all the materials that you have, set the boundaries, set the parameters, and make whatever you can out of it.
    McEwan: Do you think a lot of art gets recycled?
    Young: You’re talking about a word like reference, right? Some people use it as this crutch that forms the armature of their piece, as in, “This is a validated artwork that I am referencing. This makes it legit artwork because it’s referencing this brush-stroke or these colors.” You need to make up your own armature. Although I do think you need to nod at the past and wink at the future with everything that you do.
    A. McEwan, “AaronYoung: Motorcycles are the Loudest Brushes He’s Used…,” Interview, October 2008


Burn Out (California Is a Garden of Eden, A Paradise for You and Me, But Believe or Not)

Burnt rubber and acrylic on aluminum panel in three parts.
96 x 48 in. (243.8 x 121.9 cm) each; 96 x 144 in. (243.8 x 365.7 cm) overall.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Sold for $60,000

Contemporary Art Part I

14 May 2009, 7pm
New York