Kendell Geers, ‘After Love’, 1993, Strauss & Co
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Kendell Geers

After Love, 1993

Colour lithograph
29 9/10 × 22 1/5 in
76 × 56.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Strauss & Co

This work is from an edition of 10.

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Signed, inscribed with 'Workshop Proof' and the title in pencil and embossed with the Mark Attwood chopmark in the margin
Kendell Geers
South African, b. 1968
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Incorporating language, ready-mades, broken glass, film, performance, and other elements, Kendell Geers creates work that disrupts social norms and codes. Employing a wide range of references—from art history to pornography, iconography to kitsch—Geers questions the value of aesthetics and thumbs his nose at the concept of originality. Laden with complex political references to racial or religious stereotypes, his work is challenging, confrontational, and, at the same time, humorous. His earliest and best-known work has its origins in the artist’s anti-Apartheid activities and subsequent exile from South Africa, incorporating the harsh visual and performative language of activism—in Title Withheld (Brick) (1994/96), Geers threw a brick through a gallery window; in Title Withheld (Deported) (1993/97), he constructed a charged electric fence to cordon off a gallery space from visitors. Geers made a splash in 1993 when he urinated in Marcel Duchamp’s iconic Fountain.

Kendell Geers, ‘After Love’, 1993, Strauss & Co
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About the work
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Strauss & Co

This work is from an edition of 10.

Medium
Print
Signature
Signed, inscribed with 'Workshop Proof' and the title in pencil and embossed with the Mark Attwood chopmark in the margin
Kendell Geers
South African, b. 1968
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Incorporating language, ready-mades, broken glass, film, performance, and other elements, Kendell Geers creates work that disrupts social norms and codes. Employing a wide range of references—from art history to pornography, iconography to kitsch—Geers questions the value of aesthetics and thumbs his nose at the concept of originality. Laden with complex political references to racial or religious stereotypes, his work is challenging, confrontational, and, at the same time, humorous. His earliest and best-known work has its origins in the artist’s anti-Apartheid activities and subsequent exile from South Africa, incorporating the harsh visual and performative language of activism—in Title Withheld (Brick) (1994/96), Geers threw a brick through a gallery window; in Title Withheld (Deported) (1993/97), he constructed a charged electric fence to cordon off a gallery space from visitors. Geers made a splash in 1993 when he urinated in Marcel Duchamp’s iconic Fountain.

Kendell Geers

After Love, 1993

Colour lithograph
29 9/10 × 22 1/5 in
76 × 56.5 cm
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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