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Kwiat Art
Los Angeles

A wonderful work by Smith, from the estate of artist (and Alexis Smith’s friend and personal framer) Michael Hogarth, Los Angeles, CA.

Medium
Condition
Excellent; framed as shown
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dedicated on recto
Frame
Included

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.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
An Homage to Hollis BentonOver the Influence
L.A. Printmakers Unite!The Lapis Press
2013
Alexis Smith: Slice of LifeHonor Fraser
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Blue Chip (Original Signed Lithographic Poster), 1989

Offset lithograph
18 × 24 in
45.7 × 61 cm
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US$350
Location
Los Angeles
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KA
Kwiat Art
Los Angeles

A wonderful work by Smith, from the estate of artist (and Alexis Smith’s friend and personal …

Medium
Condition
Excellent; framed as shown
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed and dedicated on recto
Frame
Included

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.”

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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