Michael Bevilacqua, ‘Self Portrait S-2’, 2005, Sotheby's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 05

Deitch Projects, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About Michael Bevilacqua

Referencing his favorite bands, fashion labels, drugs, racing cars, and the like, Michael Bevilacqua’s semi-autobiographical mixed-media works serve as a platform for exposing his cultural preferences. Known for combining high and low culture through elements of painting, drawing, graphic design, animation, and collage, Bevilacqua characteristically works in a saturated palette, covering his glossy canvases with brand logos and doodles. Stylistically influenced by Pop and Color Field Painting, he is also technically indebted to Andy Warhol for using screen-printing as a brush. “On the Surface Bevilacqua’s work resembles an updated version of Pop Art,” wrote one critic, “but he actually uses this imagery as a cryptic language about himself, his family, his art, and his internal struggle to achieve a balance between these worlds.”

American , b. 1966, Carmel, California, based in New York, New York