Grear Patterson - New Now New York Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ellis King Gallery, Dublin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Rome, American Academy in Rome, Grear Patterson, Forest Theater, October 8 - November 30, 2014

  • Literature

    Ofelia Sisca, "You're never too young to remember. Grear Patterson at the American Academy in Rome," artribune magazine, October 30, 2014 (illustrated)
    Elena Giulia Rossi, "Grear Patterson. Between Language and Matter," ARSHAKE, November 11, 2014 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Grear Patterson

    American • 1988

    New York-based Grear Patterson uses mixed media to represent locations and moments that are ideal or associated with strong positive emotion. To do so, he plays with a visual repertoire of images that echo loudly in contemporary society; the resulting works challenge the ways in which we read and receive information in daily life.

    As such, in a show entitled True Romance that referenced Tony Scott's 1993 crime film, Patterson produced work that broke down smooth spaces and understandable tropes like sunsets and faces. The artist continually plays with viewers' nostalgic tendencies, but he also cheekily appropriates the contemporary vernacular and places it in a different, more aesthetic setting outside of the screen.

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Like A Kid At Christmas

titled and inscribed "like a kid on christmas blue red green candy" on a label affixed to the reverse of the mouth element; further initialed "GP" on the reverse of the x and o elements.
tarpaulin and canvas tarpaulin, laid on board, in 3 parts
81 x 81 in. (205.7 x 205.7 cm)
Executed in 2014, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$6,000 - 8,000 

Sold for $7,500

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New Now

New York Auction 20 September 2016