Barry McGee, ‘Art Piece #13’, 2007, Phillips

Signature: stamped with the artist's tag "FONG" on the reverse

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery, The Encyclopedia of Masamichi Katayama "Life is hard... Let's go shopping.", April 8 - June 25, 2017, cat. no. 27, p. 71 (illustrated)

Giant Robot, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Barry McGee

A revered figure in the West Coast graffiti subculture (typically associated with the skater and surfer communities), Barry McGee makes drawings, paintings, and mixed-media installations inspired by urban culture that incorporate elements such as empty liquor bottles and spray-paint cans, tagged signs, wrenches, and scrap wood or metal. McGee is also a graffiti artist, having produced work on the streets since the 1980s under the tag name “Twist”; his signature motif is the face of a man with sagging, tired eyes, rendered in an efficient linear style. McGee and his wife, artist Margaret Kilgallen were featured in the film Beautiful Losers, a 2008 documentary about Street Art and the DIY aesthetic.

American, b. 1966, San Francisco, California, based in San Francisco, California

Solo Shows

2018
Copenhagen V,
Little Savage - Barry McGee
2013

Group Shows

2016
New York,
Artworks
2005
Phoenix,
ART 21: Art in the Twenty-first Century, an exhibition based on the PBS series that examined power, memory, structures and play in art.