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Alex Israel

Untitled (Flat), 2012

Acrylic and stucco on wood, diptych
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P
Phillips

each 96 x 54 in. (243.8 x 137.2 cm.)

"Los Angeles is one of the main subjects of my work. …

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each 96 x 54 in. (243.8 x 137.2 cm.)

"Los Angeles is one of the main subjects of my work. Every day is an experience of all of this material, which for me, is an art material. Every day, as I move through this city, I’m experimenting with it. It’s a constant process." Alex Israel
Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Each signed, stamped with the Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, CA stamp and dated "Alex Israel '12" 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.

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About the work
Provenance
P
Phillips

each 96 x 54 in. (243.8 x 137.2 cm.)

"Los Angeles is one of the main subjects of my work. …

Read more

each 96 x 54 in. (243.8 x 137.2 cm.)

"Los Angeles is one of the main subjects of my work. Every day is an experience of all of this material, which for me, is an art material. Every day, as I move through this city, I’m experimenting with it. It’s a constant process." Alex Israel
Courtesy of Phillips

Medium
Mixed Media
Signature
Each signed, stamped with the Warner Bros. Studio, Burbank, CA stamp and dated "Alex Israel '12" on the reverse
Alex Israel
American, b. 1982
Follow

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), 2012

Acrylic and stucco on wood, diptych
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