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Bas Jan Ader

The artist as consumer of extreme comfort, 1968/2003

Gelatin silver print
13 3/10 × 19 in
33.7 × 48.3 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Los Angeles
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Meliksetian | Briggs
Los Angeles
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This work was approved by the artist in his lifetime. The artist specified the format, including …

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This work was approved by the artist in his lifetime. The artist specified the format, including size, medium and edition size. This work was printed to these specifications in 2003.

Acrylic frame
M | B label verso
Kunsthalle Basel label verso
Margo Leavin Gallery label verso
Patrick Painter Inc. label verso

Medium
Photography
Signature
Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Estate of Bas Jan Ader.
Image rights
Copyright the Estate of Bas Jan Ader/ Mary Sue Andersen-Ader, 2017 / The Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of the Estate … Read more
Bas Jan Ader
Dutch, 1942–1975
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Bas Jan Ader (b. 1942 Winschoten, The Netherlands) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles (1965) and his Master's of Fine Arts at the Claremont Graduate School and University Center, Claremont CA (1967). The artist was lost at sea in 1975 during the middle part of what was to be his grand trilogy of works In search of the miraculous.

Bas Jan Ader’s work has been exhibited widely in recent years including various exhibitions in the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions in 2011 such as Under The Big Black Sun at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, retrospectives at the CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago Compostela, Spain, 2010 and the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Italy, 2013, as well as Universes in Universe at the 30th Sao Paolo Biennial 2012 and in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Palais de Toyko, Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Recent exhibitions featuring the artist’s work include Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, Gebert Foundation, Switzerland, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul and Museo Jumex, Mexico City to name a few. In 2017, the artist's work will be featured in exhibitions including those at the Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, the Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Castello di Rivoli, Turin as well as Viva Arte Viva, the 57th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia / Venice Biennale curated by Christine Macel running through November 2017.

The artist's work is included in important public collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art / LACMA, Museum of Modern Art / MoMA, New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and the Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA among others.

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About the work
Exhibition history
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Meliksetian | Briggs
Los Angeles
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This work was approved by the artist in his lifetime. The artist specified the format, including …

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This work was approved by the artist in his lifetime. The artist specified the format, including size, medium and edition size. This work was printed to these specifications in 2003.

Acrylic frame
M | B label verso
Kunsthalle Basel label verso
Margo Leavin Gallery label verso
Patrick Painter Inc. label verso

Medium
Photography
Signature
Certificate of Authenticity issued by the Estate of Bas Jan Ader.
Image rights
Copyright the Estate of Bas Jan Ader/ Mary Sue Andersen-Ader, 2017 / The Artist Rights Society (ARS), New York. Courtesy of the Estate … Read more
Bas Jan Ader
Dutch, 1942–1975
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Bas Jan Ader (b. 1942 Winschoten, The Netherlands) received his Bachelor of Fine Arts at the Otis Art Institute of Los Angeles (1965) and his Master's of Fine Arts at the Claremont Graduate School and University Center, Claremont CA (1967). The artist was lost at sea in 1975 during the middle part of what was to be his grand trilogy of works In search of the miraculous.

Bas Jan Ader’s work has been exhibited widely in recent years including various exhibitions in the J. Paul Getty Trust’s Pacific Standard Time series of exhibitions in 2011 such as Under The Big Black Sun at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, retrospectives at the CGAC - Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Santiago Compostela, Spain, 2010 and the Museo d’Arte Moderna di Bologna (MAMbo), Italy, 2013, as well as Universes in Universe at the 30th Sao Paolo Biennial 2012 and in museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Palais de Toyko, Paris, the Art Institute of Chicago and The Brooklyn Museum of Art.

Recent exhibitions featuring the artist’s work include Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, Gebert Foundation, Switzerland, Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, Germany, Musée d’art Moderne de la Ville de Paris, France, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul and Museo Jumex, Mexico City to name a few. In 2017, the artist's work will be featured in exhibitions including those at the Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria, the Museu Serralves, Porto, Portugal, Kunsthalle Wien, Vienna, Castello di Rivoli, Turin as well as Viva Arte Viva, the 57th International Art Exhibition at the Biennale di Venezia / Venice Biennale curated by Christine Macel running through November 2017.

The artist's work is included in important public collections such as the Los Angeles County Museum of Art / LACMA, Museum of Modern Art / MoMA, New York City, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam, and the Berkeley Museum of Art, Berkeley, CA among others.

Bas Jan Ader

The artist as consumer of extreme comfort, 1968/2003

Gelatin silver print
13 3/10 × 19 in
33.7 × 48.3 cm
Edition of 3
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Los Angeles
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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