Todd Pavlisko

American, b. 1974

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Todd Pavlisko

American, b. 1974

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Todd Pavlisko has been called a contemporary pop artist for the partly facetious tributes to cultural icons in his multi-disciplinary practice, which includes film, installation, painting, and sculpture. One of his best-known pieces is a large installation featuring the image of Richard Pryor’s face, articulated entirely using retail price tag fasteners. Andy Warhol plays a large conceptual and material role in Pavlisko’s practice; his work Stanchion (2011) features Warhol’s workout benches, which Pavlisko acquired along with other discarded objects when he worked for the Andy Warhol Museum. He is also capable of deploying painfully graphic imagery, as in the case of hammering a nail into his own foot for a film titled Centerpiece (2009). Though Pavlisko acknowledges the legacy of Chris Burden and Bob Flanagan in this work, he adamantly rejects any identification with performance art.

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Todd Pavlisko has been called a contemporary pop artist for the partly facetious tributes to cultural icons in his multi-disciplinary practice, which includes film, installation, painting, and sculpture. One of his best-known pieces is a large installation featuring the image of Richard Pryor’s face, articulated entirely using retail price tag fasteners. Andy Warhol plays a large conceptual and material role in Pavlisko’s practice; his work Stanchion (2011) features Warhol’s workout benches, which Pavlisko acquired along with other discarded objects when he worked for the Andy Warhol Museum. He is also capable of deploying painfully graphic imagery, as in the case of hammering a nail into his own foot for a film titled Centerpiece (2009). Though Pavlisko acknowledges the legacy of Chris Burden and Bob Flanagan in this work, he adamantly rejects any identification with performance art.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Group
Group show at a major institution
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and 2 more