Adam Pendleton, ‘Afro Futuristic (Top Type)’, 2006, Phillips
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Adam Pendleton

Afro Futuristic (Top Type), 2006

Silkscreen on canvas, in 2 parts
70 7/10 × 48 in
179.7 × 121.9 cm
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Signed and dated "Adam Pendleton 2006" on the overlap of the top panel
Adam Pendleton
American, b. 1984
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A conceptual artist whose practice includes silkscreen paintings, photographic collage, video, performance, and publishing, Adam Pendleton is an energizing figure with a reputation on the rise. Much of his work is language-based, including the well-known silkscreen series “Black Dada” (2008-). Beyond the references to the color of these monochromatic works (featuring geometric forms and letters from the titular phrase) and the WWI-era Dada movement, the tile of this series, which Pendleton describes as “a hybrid of poster and something else,” references a 1964 work by the Beat poet Amiri Baraka, Black Dada Nihilismus. “Black Dada is a a way to preach about the future while talking about the past. It is our present moment,” he explains. Sol LeWitt became his first collector when he bought a work he saw of Pendleton’s in his first gallery show; one of the pieces in Pendleton’s series makes explicit reference to LeWitt’s iconic cube.

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Signed and dated "Adam Pendleton 2006" on the overlap of the top panel
Adam Pendleton
American, b. 1984
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A conceptual artist whose practice includes silkscreen paintings, photographic collage, video, performance, and publishing, Adam Pendleton is an energizing figure with a reputation on the rise. Much of his work is language-based, including the well-known silkscreen series “Black Dada” (2008-). Beyond the references to the color of these monochromatic works (featuring geometric forms and letters from the titular phrase) and the WWI-era Dada movement, the tile of this series, which Pendleton describes as “a hybrid of poster and something else,” references a 1964 work by the Beat poet Amiri Baraka, Black Dada Nihilismus. “Black Dada is a a way to preach about the future while talking about the past. It is our present moment,” he explains. Sol LeWitt became his first collector when he bought a work he saw of Pendleton’s in his first gallery show; one of the pieces in Pendleton’s series makes explicit reference to LeWitt’s iconic cube.

Adam Pendleton

Afro Futuristic (Top Type), 2006

Silkscreen on canvas, in 2 parts
70 7/10 × 48 in
179.7 × 121.9 cm
Bidding closed
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