Ashley Bickerton
American, born 1959
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Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Tate, Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Lehmann Maupin at Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018,
Lehmann Maupin
2017
Ashley Bickerton,
The FLAG Art Foundation
2016
Looks Good on Paper,
STPI

Ashley Bickerton rose to prominence in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s with his coolly abstract portraits composed of riveted and painted black containers, replacing the conventional figurative portrait with brand names, and his own invented logos (like “culture lux” and “suzie”) and mottos (“The best in sensory and intellectual experiences”). Alongside Jeff Koons, Peter Halley, and Meyer Vaisman, Bickerton was a pioneer of Neo-Geometric (“Neo-Geo”) Conceptualism, which rejected Neo-Expressionist trends in painting and critiqued the mechanization and commercialization of the modern world, using geometry as a metaphor for society. In 1993, Bickerton moved to the Indonesian island of Bali, where his work has become increasingly figurative, populated by a cast of grotesque and exotic characters, from voluptuous indigenous women to grimacing, anthropomorphic serpents. …

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