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Alex Israel

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 2014

Embossed screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
location
Bristol
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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Alex Israel's painting, film, and sculpture explores his own fascination with Hollywood and …

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Alex Israel's painting, film, and sculpture explores his own fascination with Hollywood and celebrity. The artist states, “I think L.A. has long held a special place in the collective imagination,” the artist has said. “Because so many of us have grown up watching television and movies that are filmed in L.A., we …

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Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated in pencil on lower right, recto; numbered in pencil on lower left, recto.
Frame
Not included
Alex Israel
American, b. 1982
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The work of Alex Israel is deeply entwined with his hometown of Los Angeles. The artist, who was an assistant to Jason Rhoades, creates art that riffs on Hollywood culture and the cult of celebrity. His first major body of work consisted of rented studio props, transformed into readymades by their placement in the gallery—some blatantly obvious in their artificiality. He gave celebrities the same treatment in the video series “As It Lays”, video portraits based on campy TV talk shows. In the interviews, he asked banal questions to the likes of Marilyn Manson and Phyllis Diller in hopes of revealing the true essence of these public figures.

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About the work
Lougher Contemporary
Bristol
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Alex Israel's painting, film, and sculpture explores his own fascination with Hollywood and …

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Alex Israel's painting, film, and sculpture explores his own fascination with Hollywood and celebrity. The artist states, “I think L.A. has long held a special place in the collective imagination,” the artist has said. “Because so many of us have grown up watching television and movies that are filmed in L.A., we …

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Medium
Print
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dated in pencil on lower right, recto; numbered in pencil on lower left, recto.
Frame
Not included
Alex Israel
American, b. 1982
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The work of Alex Israel is deeply entwined with his hometown of Los Angeles. The artist, who was an assistant to Jason Rhoades, creates art that riffs on Hollywood culture and the cult of celebrity. His first major body of work consisted of rented studio props, transformed into readymades by their placement in the gallery—some blatantly obvious in their artificiality. He gave celebrities the same treatment in the video series “As It Lays”, video portraits based on campy TV talk shows. In the interviews, he asked banal questions to the likes of Marilyn Manson and Phyllis Diller in hopes of revealing the true essence of these public figures.

Alex Israel

Ferris Bueller's Day Off, 2014

Embossed screenprint
24 × 18 in
61 × 45.7 cm
Edition of 100
This is part of a limited edition set.
£1,000 - 2,500
location
Bristol
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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