Barry McGee, ‘Untitled (Ryze)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions
Barry McGee, ‘Untitled (Ryze)’, 2007, Heritage Auctions

Dimensions: 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm) (sheet)

Signature: Signed and numbered in ink on verso

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

2013