Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Kelley Walker

Schema: Aquafresh (January, April, June, and December), 2005

Four CD-ROMs and printed posters
28 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
72.4 × 39.4 cm
Edition 1/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Kelley Walker
American, b. 1969
Follow

In his mixed-media pieces, Kelley Walker appropriates mass imagery for the purposes of political and social commentary. In Untitled (2008), a brick wall is used to symbolize halted progress, and in Black Star Press (2005), Walker repeatedly prints an image of a white policeman and police dog attacking a black male protester, then smears chocolate over the images in a symbolic “painted” gesture, recalling the serial Race Riot works of Andy Warhol. Walker has also used found images of Michael Jackson, and, more recently, Whitney Houston, considering the interaction of race, fame, and tragedy. The artist explains that his relatively isolated childhood in Tennessee fueled his interest in pop culture. Walker was influenced early on by Jasper Johns, an artist also known for mixed-media appropriations of iconic imagery.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Kelley Walker
American, b. 1969
Follow

In his mixed-media pieces, Kelley Walker appropriates mass imagery for the purposes of political and social commentary. In Untitled (2008), a brick wall is used to symbolize halted progress, and in Black Star Press (2005), Walker repeatedly prints an image of a white policeman and police dog attacking a black male protester, then smears chocolate over the images in a symbolic “painted” gesture, recalling the serial Race Riot works of Andy Warhol. Walker has also used found images of Michael Jackson, and, more recently, Whitney Houston, considering the interaction of race, fame, and tragedy. The artist explains that his relatively isolated childhood in Tennessee fueled his interest in pop culture. Walker was influenced early on by Jasper Johns, an artist also known for mixed-media appropriations of iconic imagery.

Kelley Walker

Schema: Aquafresh (January, April, June, and December), 2005

Four CD-ROMs and printed posters
28 1/2 × 15 1/2 in
72.4 × 39.4 cm
Edition 1/5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Other works by Kelley Walker
Other works from SFA Advisory
Related works
Most Similar