Barry McGee, ‘Untitled’, 1991, Painting, Spray paint on panel, Rago/Wright
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Barry McGee

Untitled, 1991

Spray paint on panel
96 × 251 1/2 × 3/4 in
243.8 × 638.8 × 1.9 cm
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Rago/Wright

These panels were originally part of the construction fence surrounding the Yerba Buena Museum of …

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Barry McGee
American, b. 1966
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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.

Barry McGee, ‘Untitled’, 1991, Painting, Spray paint on panel, Rago/Wright
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These panels were originally part of the construction fence surrounding the Yerba Buena Museum of Art, San Francisco. Then curator, Renny Pritikin, commissioned Barry McGee to paint a mural on the fence, which was later removed when construction was complete.

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Barry McGee
American, b. 1966
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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.

Barry McGee

Untitled, 1991

Spray paint on panel
96 × 251 1/2 × 3/4 in
243.8 × 638.8 × 1.9 cm
Bidding closed
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