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Cleon Peterson

Modernica Chair, 2014

Hand painted acrylic on limited edition Krink chair from Modernica, with plinth
37 × 26 × 26 in
94 × 66 × 66 cm
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Julien's Auctions

Chair dimensions: 37 x 26 x 26 in.
Plinth dimensions: 9 x 26 x 26 in.

With an aesthetic rooted in …

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Chair dimensions: 37 x 26 x 26 in.
Plinth dimensions: 9 x 26 x 26 in.

With an aesthetic rooted in graphic design and a style reminiscent of Greco-Roman vases, Cleon Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. A former drug addict who initially …

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Signed and dated in black marker on verso "Cleon Peterson '14"
Cleon Peterson
American, b. 1973
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With an aesthetic rooted in graphic design and a style reminiscent of Greco-Roman vases, Cleon Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. A former drug addict who initially struggled to recover, Peterson does not rely on symbolism or allusion, as many other artists do; instead he depicts a chaotic and chilling reality—police brutality, stabbings, and strangulation. Influenced by Leon Golub, Paul McCarthy, and Mike Kelley, Peterson portrays a world in which hostility and violence are rendered senseless and without context.

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About the work
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Julien's Auctions

Chair dimensions: 37 x 26 x 26 in.
Plinth dimensions: 9 x 26 x 26 in.

With an aesthetic rooted in …

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Chair dimensions: 37 x 26 x 26 in.
Plinth dimensions: 9 x 26 x 26 in.

With an aesthetic rooted in graphic design and a style reminiscent of Greco-Roman vases, Cleon Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. A former drug addict who initially …

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Signature
Signed and dated in black marker on verso "Cleon Peterson '14"
Cleon Peterson
American, b. 1973
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With an aesthetic rooted in graphic design and a style reminiscent of Greco-Roman vases, Cleon Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. A former drug addict who initially struggled to recover, Peterson does not rely on symbolism or allusion, as many other artists do; instead he depicts a chaotic and chilling reality—police brutality, stabbings, and strangulation. Influenced by Leon Golub, Paul McCarthy, and Mike Kelley, Peterson portrays a world in which hostility and violence are rendered senseless and without context.

Cleon Peterson

Modernica Chair, 2014

Hand painted acrylic on limited edition Krink chair from Modernica, with plinth
37 × 26 × 26 in
94 × 66 × 66 cm
Bidding closed
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