Kelley Walker, ‘schema; Aquafresh plus Crest with Whitener’, 2003, Phillips
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Kelley Walker

schema; Aquafresh plus Crest with Whitener, 2003

CD-ROM and color digital poster
29 × 41 3/10 in
73.7 × 104.8 cm
Edition 3/5
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Phillips

Poster 29 x 41 1/4 in. (73.7 x 104.8 cm.)
Dimensions variable, the image can be printed at any scale …

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Signed and numbered "3/5 Kelley Walker" on the reverse of the poster
Kelley Walker
American, b. 1969
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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 plus Crest with Whitener’, 2003, Phillips
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About the work
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Poster 29 x 41 1/4 in. (73.7 x 104.8 cm.)
Dimensions variable, the image can be printed at any scale and on any material the owner chooses

Medium
Signature
Signed and numbered "3/5 Kelley Walker" on the reverse of the poster
Kelley Walker
American, b. 1969
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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 plus Crest with Whitener, 2003

CD-ROM and color digital poster
29 × 41 3/10 in
73.7 × 104.8 cm
Edition 3/5
.
Bidding closed
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