John Wesley, ‘Red Lips’, 2005, Print, Six-color screenprint printed in water-based inks on Somerset Bright White 500 gsm paper, The Armory Show Print Archive
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John Wesley

Red Lips, 2005

Six-color screenprint printed in water-based inks on Somerset Bright White 500 gsm paper
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$2,875
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The Armory Show Print Archive
New York City

In 2002, The Armory Show developed a partnership with MoMA wherein a commissioned artist would …

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John Wesley
American, b. 1928
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John Wesley traces fashion and news images from books and magazines as the basis for his highly stylized acrylic paintings. While he adopts the flattened forms and bright colors characteristic of Pop art, his style is often seen in line with the formal tenets of Minimalism espoused by Donald Judd and, somewhat paradoxically, to the Rococo, whose “casual, libidinous allegories” the critic David Hickey credits Wesley with reinventing. Rather than critique consumerist culture, Wesley’s cartoonish paintings, inspired to an extent by René Magritte and Giorgio de Chirico, celebrate fantasy and express human fears and desires. They reference popular culture (especially the comic strip “Blondie”), but fix “on the neurotic, erotically inclined psyche of the American male, with its rage and frustration, longing and loss,” according to New York Times critic Andrea K. Scott.

John Wesley, ‘Red Lips’, 2005, Print, Six-color screenprint printed in water-based inks on Somerset Bright White 500 gsm paper, The Armory Show Print Archive
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The Armory Show Print Archive
New York City

In 2002, The Armory Show developed a partnership with MoMA wherein a commissioned artist would create a piece for the fair, whose proceeds would go toward the Pat Hearn and Colin de Land Acquisition Fund. In 2006, John Wesley was selected to create 2 new pieces specifically for The Armory Show. Previous artists …

Medium
Condition
This set of works is generally in good condition. Please inquire for details regarding specific prints.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed, numbered, and dated by artist in pencil, beneath image
Frame
Not included
John Wesley
American, b. 1928
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John Wesley traces fashion and news images from books and magazines as the basis for his highly stylized acrylic paintings. While he adopts the flattened forms and bright colors characteristic of Pop art, his style is often seen in line with the formal tenets of Minimalism espoused by Donald Judd and, somewhat paradoxically, to the Rococo, whose “casual, libidinous allegories” the critic David Hickey credits Wesley with reinventing. Rather than critique consumerist culture, Wesley’s cartoonish paintings, inspired to an extent by René Magritte and Giorgio de Chirico, celebrate fantasy and express human fears and desires. They reference popular culture (especially the comic strip “Blondie”), but fix “on the neurotic, erotically inclined psyche of the American male, with its rage and frustration, longing and loss,” according to New York Times critic Andrea K. Scott.

John Wesley

Red Lips, 2005

Six-color screenprint printed in water-based inks on Somerset Bright White 500 gsm paper
.
$2,875
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $75 domestic, $125 rest of world
Location
New York City
Locked
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