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Alex Israel

Self-Portrait, 2017

Mixografía® print on handmade paper
30 × 25 × 1 in
76.2 × 63.5 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles
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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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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

Self-Portrait, 2017

Mixografía® print on handmade paper
30 × 25 × 1 in
76.2 × 63.5 × 2.5 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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