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We Are Known By The Company We Keep - Blue, 2014

Synthetic Fur and Resin
18 1/10 × 16 1/2 × 14 in
46 × 42 × 35.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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location
Beirut
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Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish)
American, b. 1975
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Working under the alias Desire Obtain Cherish (D.O.C.), Jonathan Paul emerged as a street artist in the early 2000s. Merging street, pop, conceptual, and appropriation art, D.O.C.’s cast resin sculptures are marked by a subversive edge, satirizing status symbols and revealing a commerce-driven social conscience. A stint at an advertising agency helped D.O.C. understand the psychology of communication and contributed to his marketing-driven ideas and artistic style, which boasts a glossy, modern finish and unexpected juxtapositions. His “Designer Drugs” (2013) series, for example, addresses the concept of a “shopper’s high” by featuring luxury brand logos on pill packets. “Heresy’s Cross” (2013) consists of crucifixes made of melting Hershey’s chocolate bars; the series calls attention to contemporary objects of worship.

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Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish)
American, b. 1975
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Working under the alias Desire Obtain Cherish (D.O.C.), Jonathan Paul emerged as a street artist in the early 2000s. Merging street, pop, conceptual, and appropriation art, D.O.C.’s cast resin sculptures are marked by a subversive edge, satirizing status symbols and revealing a commerce-driven social conscience. A stint at an advertising agency helped D.O.C. understand the psychology of communication and contributed to his marketing-driven ideas and artistic style, which boasts a glossy, modern finish and unexpected juxtapositions. His “Designer Drugs” (2013) series, for example, addresses the concept of a “shopper’s high” by featuring luxury brand logos on pill packets. “Heresy’s Cross” (2013) consists of crucifixes made of melting Hershey’s chocolate bars; the series calls attention to contemporary objects of worship.

We Are Known By The Company We Keep - Blue, 2014

Synthetic Fur and Resin
18 1/10 × 16 1/2 × 14 in
46 × 42 × 35.6 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Beirut
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Other works by Jonathan Paul (aka Desire Obtain Cherish)
Other works from Belvedere Art Space