Saturday, March 25, 2017

Rob Pruitt | Graffiti Chair

Rob Pruitt
Graffiti Chair
New York City, USA: Exhibition A, 2015
18.5" x 3" x 38.35"
Edition of 100 signed and numbered copies

Pruitt's 2014 solo exhibition Multiple Personalities at Gavin Brown's Enterprise featured a series of sofas “tricked out with tangles of images from comics, cartoons, and advertising" (Roberta Smith, New York Times). Hand-drawn images of Hillary Clinton, Sigmund Freud, Kanye West, Mr. Bean and the Queen combined with phrases like "Sloth Cock", "Burger Man", "Pizza Dick", "RIP Bon Jovi" and "Julian Schnabel is my life coach."

This vinyl wrap on metal folding chair followed a year late, with more corporate logos (Kodak, KFC) cartoon characters (Felix the Cat, Family Guy's Stewie), beer bottles, basket balls and other juvenile scrawling. The work is accompanied by certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.

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