Alexis Smith, ‘Alexis Smith Playing Cards Made in U.S.A’, 2017, The Lapis Press
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Alexis Smith Playing Cards Made in U.S.A, 2017

Pigmented ink on paper
26 1/8 × 20 3/8 in
66.4 × 51.8 cm
Edition of 20
.
$2,500
Ships from Culver City, CA, US
Shipping: $100 domestic, $300 rest of world
Location
Los Angeles
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Alexis Smith Playing Cards Made in USA is an uncut sheet of playing cards, pulled from Smith's …

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Alexis Smith
American, b. 1949
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Alexis Smith pioneered an approach to assemblage that combined objects scavenged at swap meets and thrift stores with movie posters, maps, other ephemera, and quotes from writers such as Raymond Chandler, Walt Whitman, and Jack Kerouac. Born and raised in Southern California, Smith considers herself a product of the entertainment industry, and at the age of 17 she changed her name from Patti-Anne to Alexis, to emulate the fading movie star of the same name. In her collages and installations, Smith creates alternative narratives around popular culture, and riffs off the nostalgia associated with the Hollywood of a bygone era and the mythological America. “I collect everywhere I go, and I like to work with everyday life forms as opposed to high-art forms,” Smith says. “Also, there is often an emotional poignancy to my work. It's uncynical. It's very of-the-world.”

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Alexis Smith Playing Cards Made in USA is an uncut sheet of playing cards, pulled from Smith's use of found materials and literary aphorisms. Each card pairs a quote from Walt Whitman's Leaves of Grass with old-timey symbols of Americana creating a work that is at once playful, provocative and patriotic. Smith …

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in ink on verso
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The Lapis Press
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Alexis Smith
American, b. 1949
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Alexis Smith pioneered an approach to assemblage that combined objects scavenged at swap meets and thrift stores with movie posters, maps, other ephemera, and quotes from writers such as Raymond Chandler, Walt Whitman, and Jack Kerouac. Born and raised in Southern California, Smith considers herself a product of the entertainment industry, and at the age of 17 she changed her name from Patti-Anne to Alexis, to emulate the fading movie star of the same name. In her collages and installations, Smith creates alternative narratives around popular culture, and riffs off the nostalgia associated with the Hollywood of a bygone era and the mythological America. “I collect everywhere I go, and I like to work with everyday life forms as opposed to high-art forms,” Smith says. “Also, there is often an emotional poignancy to my work. It's uncynical. It's very of-the-world.”

Alexis Smith

Alexis Smith Playing Cards Made in U.S.A, 2017

Pigmented ink on paper
26 1/8 × 20 3/8 in
66.4 × 51.8 cm
Edition of 20
.
$2,500
Ships from Culver City, CA, US
Shipping: $100 domestic, $300 rest of world
Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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