Jack Pierson, ‘Bullshit’, 2011, Phillips

Image: 23 x 32 in. (58.4 x 81.3 cm)
Sheet: 29 x 39 in. (73.7 x 99.1 cm)

Signature: Signed, dated, and numbered `PP 3/3' in pencil on the reverse (a printers proof, the edition was 21)

Publisher: Sabine Knust, Munich

About Jack Pierson

Jack Pierson works in photography, sculpture, installation, painting, bookmaking and drawing, but is best known for the re-appropriation of commercial signage and large-scale vintage lettering, which he uses to create evocative word-sculptures and installations. Calligraphic, brightly colored, with references to both Minimalism and Pop, Pierson’s signage fragments reference the distinctly American road-side decay of old highways like Route 66. Despite his sly sense of irony and humor, Pierson’s work has always been imbued with a sense of longing, loss, melancholy, and disillusionment.

American, b. 1960, Plymouth, Massachusetts, based in New York, NY; Southern California