Dave Muller, ‘Black, White and Red All Over (87-88)’, 2017, Headlands Center for the Arts: Benefit Auction 2017

Please note: After bidding closes on Artsy, bids on this piece will be transferred and executed at the live auction component of the Headlands Center for the Arts benefit auction on the evening of June 7, 2017.

Please note that this work consists of two parts to be hung vertically or horizontally; 7.25 x 105.75 inch. each.

Working primarily in acrylic on paper, Dave Muller creates large-scale painting and multimedia installations that stem from his deep love of music and the communal dialogue it generates across cultures. Muller has participated in numerous exhibitions in the United States and abroad, including Minneapolis Institute of Art, Minneapolis, MN; Art and Culture Center of Hollywood, Hollywood, FL; Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Castilla y León, Spain; The Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; SFMOMA; Kunstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, among others. Muller’s work is held in the permanent collections of the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; Dallas Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York; Hessel Museum of Art, Bard College; Milwaukee Art Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; Museum of Modern Art, New York; National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; Saint Louis Art Museum; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, among others. Muller earned his BAS at the University of California, Davis and his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Born in San Francisco, Muller lives and works in Los Angeles.
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Image rights: Courtesy of the artist and Blum & Poe, Los Angeles/New York/Tokyo

About Dave Muller

It’s fitting that Dave Muller, who has become known for his paintings of vinyl records, likes to use the word “sampling” to describe his process. Muller, who has also been an active DJ since the 1980s, is interested in the history of music, and the ways in which records can evoke personalities or moments in history. Among his best-known works are what he calls the “Top Ten” paintings—paintings of the spines of 10-album stacks based on an individual’s actual or imagined music preferences. His subjects have ranged from close friends to Barack Obama. He is also known for making wall-sized murals diagramming the genealogy of music that extend into the far future, and making a “zip” (his narrow paintings of a single record spine) every day for a year based on what he listened to.

American, b. 1964, San Francisco, California, based in Los Angeles, California