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Charles Avery

Three works: Untitled, 1998

Crayon and pencil on paper
23 × 16 1/5 in
58.5 × 41.2 cm
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Phillips

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(i) signed and dated 'C. Avery 1998' lower right
Charles Avery
Scottish, b. 1973
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Through an extended series of meticulous drawings and bold sculptures, London-based artist Charles Avery has created a fictional land simply called “the Island.” Avery’s entire body of work since 2004 has been devoted to the exploration and expansion of the customs, people, and cosmologies of this imagined place. Most recently, he has focused on the capital city of Onomatopoeia, where its denizens (who resemble humans) attend art openings, ride bikes, and wear clothing that resists identification with any single era, country, or culture. By conjuring this ahistorical, apolitical world, Avery addresses themes of utopia, dystopia, and globalization.

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Phillips

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Property Subject to the Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Signature
(i) signed and dated 'C. Avery 1998' lower right
Charles Avery
Scottish, b. 1973
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Through an extended series of meticulous drawings and bold sculptures, London-based artist Charles Avery has created a fictional land simply called “the Island.” Avery’s entire body of work since 2004 has been devoted to the exploration and expansion of the customs, people, and cosmologies of this imagined place. Most recently, he has focused on the capital city of Onomatopoeia, where its denizens (who resemble humans) attend art openings, ride bikes, and wear clothing that resists identification with any single era, country, or culture. By conjuring this ahistorical, apolitical world, Avery addresses themes of utopia, dystopia, and globalization.

Charles Avery

Three works: Untitled, 1998

Crayon and pencil on paper
23 × 16 1/5 in
58.5 × 41.2 cm
Bidding closed
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