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David Kramer

"Tired Joke" , 2019

28 Tires/Spray Paint
60 × 120 × 36 in
152.4 × 304.8 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$16,000
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New York
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David Kramer and Front Room Gallery
David Kramer
American, b. 1963
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A child of the 1970s, David Kramer pulls from that formative decade, re-crafting its lifestyle advertisements and distinctive interior design into paintings, drawings, and installations both nostalgic and ironic. His compositions resemble the advertisements that, as he claims (with the tongue-in-cheek humor that shapes his output), modeled his future: “I felt certain that my future would look a lot like what I was looking at in those ads. […] I am still hoping to grow up and get my hands on those things.” Text is central to Kramer’s work. He overlays what he calls “one-liners” onto his images, revealing the falsity of the idealized vision they present and the disillusionment of adulthood. In Plan (2011), the phrase, “In case of emergency…plan B and C,” frames a still life of whiskey and cigarettes, motifs that appear in many of his works.

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David Kramer and Front Room Gallery
David Kramer
American, b. 1963
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A child of the 1970s, David Kramer pulls from that formative decade, re-crafting its lifestyle advertisements and distinctive interior design into paintings, drawings, and installations both nostalgic and ironic. His compositions resemble the advertisements that, as he claims (with the tongue-in-cheek humor that shapes his output), modeled his future: “I felt certain that my future would look a lot like what I was looking at in those ads. […] I am still hoping to grow up and get my hands on those things.” Text is central to Kramer’s work. He overlays what he calls “one-liners” onto his images, revealing the falsity of the idealized vision they present and the disillusionment of adulthood. In Plan (2011), the phrase, “In case of emergency…plan B and C,” frames a still life of whiskey and cigarettes, motifs that appear in many of his works.

David Kramer

"Tired Joke" , 2019

28 Tires/Spray Paint
60 × 120 × 36 in
152.4 × 304.8 × 91.4 cm
This is a unique work.
$16,000
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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