Knowledge Bennett, ‘Strength in Numbers’, 2019, The Know Contemporary
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Strength in Numbers, 2019

Mixed media on canvas
62 × 307 × 3 in
157.5 × 779.8 × 7.6 cm
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The Know Contemporary
Los Angeles

“If you wanna go fast go alone if you wanna go far go together.”

  • African Proverb

Born Dec 5 1976, …

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Black Paintings
Knowledge Bennett
American, b. 1976
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Inspired by 1960s Pop Art, Knowledge Bennett remixes Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreens with the celebrities of today, creating graphic portraits of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Donald Trump that range from playful to political. Bennett is most known for his “Cojones” series, which casts audacious figures in a crotch-grabbing pose, appropriated from Janette Beckman’s 1989 photograph of Hip Hop artist Slick Rick. “In today’s world of social media saturation, people’s attention spans are at an all time low,” explains Bennett, “The visual artist must present something so arresting, enabling his/her statement to literally stop people in their tracks.”

Knowledge Bennett, ‘Strength in Numbers’, 2019, The Know Contemporary
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About the work
The Know Contemporary
Los Angeles

“If you wanna go fast go alone if you wanna go far go together.”

  • African Proverb

Born Dec 5 1976, the number five has always had major significance in Bennett’s life as a representation of power, as well as a signifier of his own family relations. With this artwork, Bennett starts a conversation on repetition and …

Medium
Painting
Condition
Great
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Black Paintings
Knowledge Bennett
American, b. 1976
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Inspired by 1960s Pop Art, Knowledge Bennett remixes Andy Warhol’s iconic silkscreens with the celebrities of today, creating graphic portraits of Rihanna, Kanye West, and Donald Trump that range from playful to political. Bennett is most known for his “Cojones” series, which casts audacious figures in a crotch-grabbing pose, appropriated from Janette Beckman’s 1989 photograph of Hip Hop artist Slick Rick. “In today’s world of social media saturation, people’s attention spans are at an all time low,” explains Bennett, “The visual artist must present something so arresting, enabling his/her statement to literally stop people in their tracks.”

Strength in Numbers, 2019

Mixed media on canvas
62 × 307 × 3 in
157.5 × 779.8 × 7.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Contact For Price
Location
Los Angeles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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