1. Adam Pendleton came to New York from Virginia in 2002 and went from gallery to gallery offering his work. Kazuco Miyamoto, at the time an assistant to Sol Lewitt, was working at Gallery 128 and accepted one of Pendleton’s paintings for her summer show. LeWitt saw the work and traded one of his own for it. He was Pendleton’s first collector.
2. At 28, he was the youngest artist to sign with Pace Gallery since the 1970s.
3. His paintings, publications and performance works employ language in figurative and literal ways, and can be found at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), MOCA Chicago, and the Carnegie Museum of Art.
Find Pendleton’s work in the TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art auction, 2013.