Edward Kienholz, ‘Kienholz’, 1970, Alpha 137 Gallery
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Edward Kienholz

Kienholz, 1970

Lithograph Poster. Unframed.
25 1/2 × 15 3/4 in
64.8 × 40 cm
.
$1,000
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Alpha 137 Gallery

This rare offset lithograph poster was created on the occasion of the Keinholz Exhibition at Centre …

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In fine condition.
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Publisher: Centre National D'art Contemporain (CNAC), Paris; Printer: Mazarine, Paris
Edward Kienholz
American, 1927–1994
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A prominent figure in Los Angeles’s art scene, Ed Kienholz produced rough-hewn wooden relief paintings in his early career (that he painted with a broom), before going on to make his better-known large-scale tableaux and sculptures—for which he constructed objects and scavenged items from the streets of LA. Kienholz’s installation work, The Back Seat Dodge ’38 (1964), was first exhibited in LA in 1966 when it scandalized the county supervisors, who labeled it as “revolting, pornographic, and blasphemous” and requested the closure of the exhibition. The life-size tableau depicted two youths copulating on the back seat of a car, a sexual experience that Kienholz and others maintained was common in California, where social proprieties had not caught up with evolving technologies. Becoming increasingly three-dimensional and figurative throughout his career, Kienholz’s work offered unflinching critiques of modern society, including issues of race. Kienholz opened the famed Ferus Gallery with Walter Hopps in 1957, and the same gallery housed the artist’s first solo exhibition.

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This rare offset lithograph poster was created on the occasion of the Keinholz Exhibition at Centre National D'art Contemporain et A.R.C. from October 13 - November 16, 1970 - during the Nixon era. This poster depicts a half-rolled, war recruitment poster featuring Uncle Sam, with his finger pointing toward the …

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Condition
In fine condition.
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Publisher: Centre National D'art Contemporain (CNAC), Paris; Printer: Mazarine, Paris
Edward Kienholz
American, 1927–1994
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A prominent figure in Los Angeles’s art scene, Ed Kienholz produced rough-hewn wooden relief paintings in his early career (that he painted with a broom), before going on to make his better-known large-scale tableaux and sculptures—for which he constructed objects and scavenged items from the streets of LA. Kienholz’s installation work, The Back Seat Dodge ’38 (1964), was first exhibited in LA in 1966 when it scandalized the county supervisors, who labeled it as “revolting, pornographic, and blasphemous” and requested the closure of the exhibition. The life-size tableau depicted two youths copulating on the back seat of a car, a sexual experience that Kienholz and others maintained was common in California, where social proprieties had not caught up with evolving technologies. Becoming increasingly three-dimensional and figurative throughout his career, Kienholz’s work offered unflinching critiques of modern society, including issues of race. Kienholz opened the famed Ferus Gallery with Walter Hopps in 1957, and the same gallery housed the artist’s first solo exhibition.

Edward Kienholz

Kienholz, 1970

Lithograph Poster. Unframed.
25 1/2 × 15 3/4 in
64.8 × 40 cm
.
$1,000
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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