Dexter Dalwood, ‘Wittgenstein’s Bathroom’, 2001, Phillips

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Signature: signed and dated 'Dexter Dalwood 2001' on the reverse

Beverley Hills, Gagosian Gallery, Dexter Dalwood, New Paintings, 16 February - 16 March 2002, n. p. (illustrated)

Gagosian Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Christie's, London, 21 October 2008, lot 348
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

About Dexter Dalwood

Working in the traditional genre of history painting, Dexter Dalwood merges art history and the pop-cultural in imagined scenes such as that in Jackie Onassis’ yacht in Jackie Onassis (2000) or Mao Tse-Tung's workspace in Mao Tse-Tung's Study (2000). Dalwood paints from collages he first creates out of printed matter, often appropriating elements from artists like Henri Matisse, Ed Ruscha, and David Hockney. In Gorky's Studio (2009)—from his "Endless Night" series, which depicted death scenarios of famous figures—the scene of the artist's suicide is obscured by a dense black field, recalling the work of Abstract Expressionist Clyfford Still.

English, b. 1960, Bristol, United Kingdom, based in London, United Kingdom