EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction
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Signed and numbered in pencil on verso

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions
2021
TAR PITV1 Gallery
2018
Little Savage - Barry McGeeV1 Gallery
2013
Proximities 2: Knowing Me, Knowing YouAsian Art Museum
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Andrew J. Wright
Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Touching from a DistanceFleisher/Ollman
2018
Party in the FrontFleisher/Ollman
2017
CryptopictosFleisher/Ollman
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Andrew J. Wright

DFW Screen Print #1, 2011

Three-color screenprint on heavy stock
7 1/10 × 9 2/5 in
18 × 24 cm
Edition of 150
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EHC Fine Art Gallery Auction
Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered in pencil on verso

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.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
Andrew J. Wright
Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)

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