Josh Smith, ‘New Museum Multiple’, 2010, Phillips

Signed, dated and numbered 19/33 in yellow paint pen (one of 33 unique variants), published by the New Museum, New York, unframed.

From the Catalogue:
"The packing tape, and the wear and tear caused by its trip through the postal system are all parts of the artwork. This artwork will change over time. Not at all in a terminal way. The tape may deteriorate and fall off. That's Ok, that was supposed to happen. There will be some fading of the cardboard and paper elements as well, just let it change because it will only begin to look better.
The folded seams of the cardboard may begin to wear through. If that happens reinforce them with tape on the backside.
If it really starts to fall apart, wood glue it to a 60 x 48 sheet of plywood." Josh Smith
Courtesy of Phillips

Luhring Augustine Gallery, New York

About Josh Smith

Josh Smith is best known for his aggressive, gestural paintings of his own name, in which the letters fluctuate between signifiers and abstracted forms. In recent years, he has experimented with more figurative subjects such as fish, leaves, skeletons, and insects. Using murky color and large brushstrokes, Smith is not interested in precisely rendering his subjects, but rather in exploring the possibilities of abstraction. Many of his paintings incorporate digital images of previous work, which he then exhaustively reworks.

American, b. 1976, Knoxville, Tennessee, based in New York, New York

Group Shows

Mikonos ,
New York,
A Pinch of Saffron, Dash of Vermouth curated by Ted Gahl: Jonathan Allmaier, Ned Colclough, Robert Davis, Joanne Greenbaum, Angel Otero, Meghan Petras, Josh Smith, Johannes VanDerBeek
Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, 
Munich, Germany,
The Slide Show, Mekanism Skateboards
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