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Curated by 101/EXHIBIT.

Curatorial Statement: "Welcome to LV DIY, a ludicrously fake parody of a Louis Vuitton boutique filled with ludicrously fake parodies of Louis Vuitton merchandise. At LV DIY, we stock our recycled cardboard shelves and duct-taped vitrines with used clothing, handbags and accessories …

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Certificate of Purchase from Alfred Steiner
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Courtesy of the artist

Alfred Steiner describes his work as drawing influence from both “art historical and pop cultural sources, especially those with a penchant for the grotesque,” and lists Hieronymus Bosch and Homer Simpson among his inspirations. Steiner’s cartoonish watercolors are made through a laborious process: he slowly gathers fragments of unseemly images—including those of toys, half-eaten fruit, rotting teeth, dead insects, sea creatures, artillery, and sexual organs—that he then pieces together into narrative compositions or resemblances of pop culture icons. “To make one of these works, I begin by choosing a character,” he explains. “Then I free associate while looking at the forms that make up the character, just as one might look at a cloud or Rorschach blot...These works are hybrids of the stylized and the naturalistic.” Steiner’s practice is also informed by the artist’s prior 15-year career as a copyright and trademark lawyer, and his extensive knowledge of intellectual property regulations.

Selected exhibitions
2019
Your Favorite Artist's Favorite Artist IIJoshua Liner Gallery
2014
Likelihood of ConfusionJoshua Liner Gallery
2013
Alfred Steiner: Contrariwise101/EXHIBIT
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LV DIY (Red Redskins T-shirt), 2016

Bleach on used t-shirt
37 3/4 × 29 1/4 in
95.9 × 74.3 cm
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Sping/Break Benefit Auction

Curated by 101/EXHIBIT.

Curatorial Statement: "Welcome to LV DIY, a ludicrously fake parody of …

Medium
Signature
Certificate of Purchase from Alfred Steiner
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist

Alfred Steiner describes his work as drawing influence from both “art historical and pop cultural sources, especially those with a penchant for the grotesque,” and lists Hieronymus Bosch and Homer Simpson among his inspirations. Steiner’s cartoonish watercolors are made through a laborious process: he slowly gathers fragments of unseemly images—including those of toys, half-eaten fruit, rotting teeth, dead insects, sea creatures, artillery, and sexual organs—that he then pieces together into narrative compositions or resemblances of pop culture icons. “To make one of these works, I begin by choosing a character,” he explains. “Then I free associate while looking at the forms that make up the character, just as one might look at a cloud or Rorschach blot...These works are hybrids of the stylized and the naturalistic.” Steiner’s practice is also informed by the artist’s prior 15-year career as a copyright and trademark lawyer, and his extensive knowledge of intellectual property regulations.

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