Alex Israel, ‘Untitled (flat)’, 2014-15., Mixed Media, Acrylic on stucco and ceramic tiles, Phillips
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Alex Israel

Untitled (flat), 2014-15.

Acrylic on stucco and ceramic tiles
96 × 53 9/10 × 3 3/10 in
243.8 × 137 × 8.4 cm
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Phillips
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Signed, stamped with the Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, CA. stamp and dated 'Alex Israel 14-15' on the reverse
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, ‘Untitled (flat)’, 2014-15., Mixed Media, Acrylic on stucco and ceramic tiles, Phillips
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About the work
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Phillips
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Signature
Signed, stamped with the Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, CA. stamp and dated 'Alex Israel 14-15' on the reverse
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

Untitled (flat), 2014-15.

Acrylic on stucco and ceramic tiles
96 × 53 9/10 × 3 3/10 in
243.8 × 137 × 8.4 cm
Bidding closed
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