Knowledge Bennett, ‘Untitled (three by twelve)’, 2019, The Know Contemporary
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Untitled (three by twelve), 2019

Mixed media on canvas
36 × 144 × 3 in
91.4 × 365.8 × 7.6 cm
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The Know Contemporary
Los Angeles

Through black, Bennett explores the push and pull of light as it gleams across the surface of the …

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Hand-signed by artist
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Black Series
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, ‘Untitled (three by twelve)’, 2019, The Know Contemporary
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About the work
The Know Contemporary
Los Angeles

Through black, Bennett explores the push and pull of light as it gleams across the surface of the canvas. Black is brought to life by light as Pierre Soulages stated, “When light is reflected on black, it transforms and transmutes it." Like Soulages, Bennett too plays with the luminosity of the light absorbing …

Medium
Painting
Condition
Great
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Not included
Series
Black Series
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.”

Untitled (three by twelve), 2019

Mixed media on canvas
36 × 144 × 3 in
91.4 × 365.8 × 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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