Jack Pierson - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 11, 2012 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Theoretical Events, Naples

  • Exhibited

    Naples, Theoretical Events, Jack Pierson, 1995

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Pierson's aesthetic and psychological exploration of aspects of fame, despair, solitude, itinerancy, and the existential creates an ongoing visual diary of contemporary life. His works evoke various states of mind, responses to and impressions of the physical world, and memories of lost time – both personal and universal… One of the most inventive and evocative artists of his generation, Pierson also exemplifies an important shift in recent art toward the celebration and visualization of various aspects of the personal and human condition at the beginning of the twenty-first century."
    (Richard D. Marshall, Jack Pierson: Desire Despair, New York, 2006, p. 15)



painted metal, wood and neon glass letter-forms
installed dimensions: 17 x 43 x 4 1/2 in. (43.2 x 109.2 x 11.4 cm)
Signed, titled, inscribed, and dated "Ciao, Jack Pierson, 1995 N.Y.C" on the reverse of the letter "O". This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York