Adam Pendleton, ‘Anthology’, 2018, Carolina Nitsch Contemporary Art
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Adam Pendleton

Anthology, 2018

Hand sewn book, each with a unique canvas cover 200 screen printed pages on Japanese Shoji paper
18 1/4 × 14 × 2 1/2 in
46.4 × 35.6 × 6.4 cm
Edition of 24
This is part of a limited edition set.
$16,000
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Signed, numbered, and dated on inside back cover
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Copyright 2018 Adam Pendleton
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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About the work
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Copyright 2018 Adam Pendleton
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

Anthology, 2018

Hand sewn book, each with a unique canvas cover 200 screen printed pages on Japanese Shoji paper
18 1/4 × 14 × 2 1/2 in
46.4 × 35.6 × 6.4 cm
Edition of 24
This is part of a limited edition set.
$16,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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