Kathryn Andrews, ‘Hollywood Dahlia’, 2019, Painting, Stainless steel, aluminum, glass, ink, and paint, MCA Chicago Benefit Auction
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Kathryn Andrews

Hollywood Dahlia, 2019

Stainless steel, aluminum, glass, ink, and paint
44 × 44 in
111.8 × 111.8 cm
.
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MCA Chicago Benefit Auction

44" x 44" x 2"

Kathryn Andrews (American, b. 1973) examines how image producers— …

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Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Kathryn Andrews
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Los Angeles–based Kathryn Andrews finds inspiration for her wicked ready-mades of chrome-plated metal in her city’s collisions of shine and grit—its Hollywood props, clown suits, and balloons, she says. The artist looks to expose and deconstruct the excesses of capitalism, which often includes the spectacle of the established art market. Her work, which contains inflections of pop art and minimalism, has been compared to Duchamp’s ready-mades. To create her sculptures, Andrews will often rent materials from Southern California celebrity-themed shops—a t-shirt worn by Brad Pitt, for example, or a wedding ring donned by Ashton Kutcher. In using these props, whose value comes only through their proximity to celebrity, Andrews troubles the idea of precious materials. Upon returning the rented props, the assemblages are torn down, a sly evasion of the art world’s investment in permanent pieces and tangible products.

Kathryn Andrews, ‘Hollywood Dahlia’, 2019, Painting, Stainless steel, aluminum, glass, ink, and paint, MCA Chicago Benefit Auction
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44" x 44" x 2"

Kathryn Andrews (American, b. 1973) examines how image producers— artists, corporations, Hollywood studios, and politicians—use visual cues and material packaging to elicit desire. Channeling the legacies of both pop art and minimalism, she often juxtaposes readymade and found objects …

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Photo: Fredrik Nilsen Studio, courtesy of David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Kathryn Andrews
American, b. 1973
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Los Angeles–based Kathryn Andrews finds inspiration for her wicked ready-mades of chrome-plated metal in her city’s collisions of shine and grit—its Hollywood props, clown suits, and balloons, she says. The artist looks to expose and deconstruct the excesses of capitalism, which often includes the spectacle of the established art market. Her work, which contains inflections of pop art and minimalism, has been compared to Duchamp’s ready-mades. To create her sculptures, Andrews will often rent materials from Southern California celebrity-themed shops—a t-shirt worn by Brad Pitt, for example, or a wedding ring donned by Ashton Kutcher. In using these props, whose value comes only through their proximity to celebrity, Andrews troubles the idea of precious materials. Upon returning the rented props, the assemblages are torn down, a sly evasion of the art world’s investment in permanent pieces and tangible products.

Kathryn Andrews

Hollywood Dahlia, 2019

Stainless steel, aluminum, glass, ink, and paint
44 × 44 in
111.8 × 111.8 cm
.
Bidding closed
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