Jack Pierson, ‘Flag’, 2000, Heritage Auctions
Jack Pierson, ‘Flag’, 2000, Heritage Auctions

Framed: 11in x 9in x 0in

Jack Pierson explores the emotional undercurrents of everyday life; in particular Pierson references traditional American motifs (such as flags, small town stores and ephemera); his resulting work is imbued with nostalgia and longing for the past. —Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

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

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