Spin-Out Vortex 2, 2000
Enamel on canvas
71-3/4 x 71-3/4 inches (182 x 182 cm)
Untitled (Blue Wedge), 1968
Fiberglass and natural cellulose lacquer on plywood. 96 1/4 x 24 1/4 x 48 in. (245.7 x 62.2 x 121.9 cm). Signed and dated
1950's industrial lamp.
(first, second, and third images)
"When I started making paintings, the word on painting was "PAINTING IS DEAD." I saw this as an interesting place for painting… death can be refreshing, so I started engaging in necrophilia….. Approaching history in the same way that Dr. Frankenstein approaches body parts… Nature Morte… my contemporaries were NO WAVERS… BLACK FLAG-ERS… and this death painting thing led to a sex and death painting thing… that became an existence thing… that became a "Cease to Exist" thing… A kind of post-punk existentialism. I am still concerned with "art about art", but I am also aware that "art about art" still reflects the time in which it was made. Content is not denied… Content is not obvious… Content is sustained in the air or the vibe of the work."
taken from gagosian gallery, read and see more here.