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  • Provenance

    Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Milan

  • Exhibited

    Milan, Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi & Co., Erik Parker This Bitch of a Life, May 20 – June 21, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    “The paintings of Erik Parker are full of color, featuring graphic and at times psychedelic effects, always in fascinating compositions that represent an interweaving of inebriating visions and cultural references. The imagery in his work always has a historical scope, influenced above all by the more obscure aspect of American history over the last thirty years. H.C. Westermann, Peter Saul, The Hairy Who, Pedro Bell, Mel Casas, Royal Robertson are the characters Erik Parker observes, which represent, for him, the obscure signals of his world. Parker chronicles recent and past historic events. He uses a method similar to genealogical tables, tracing elements, influences and overtones of specific moments, places or personalities. At first glance the list seems random; persons, dates and movements seem to have been assembled in keeping with the principle of chance. The familiar and the unfamiliar are put side by side, seeming to have the same importance in the composition. Actually these paintings are the result of meticulous research by the artist on subjects that interest him deeply. Through these random associations and a technique that constitutes, in the artist’s definition, an attempt to make a visual equivalent of hip-hop music, Parker makes the observer take different paths with which to grasp the essence of a particular period.” (Paolo Curti/Annamaria Gambuzzi, Erik Parker This Bitch of a Life, 2003, Milan)



70

Space is the Place

2003
Oil and acrylic on canvas.
89 3/4 x 65 7/8 in. (228 x 167.3 cm).
Signed, titled and dated “Erik Parker, Space is the Place, 2003” on the reverse. This work is accompanied by a photo certificate signed by the artist.

Estimate
£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £26,400

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm
London