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Mike Bidlo

Untitled, 1991

Brillo Box with handprint in original manila envelope
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Rago/Wright

8" x 5.5" (box)

8" x 5.5" (box)

Medium
Other
Signature
Signed and dedicated on interior of box, envelope addressed and bearing postal stamps
Mike Bidlo
American, b. 1953
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A controversial figure known for his appropriation of paintings, sculptures, and performances by 20th-century masters such as Picasso, Warhol, Duchamp, and Pollock, Mike Bidlo approaches iconic modernist works as readymades. Bidlo has staged renowned performances re-enacting Warhol’s Factory and Pollock’s action paintings and famous act of urinating into Peggy Guggenheim’s fireplace. For Matisse/Picasso: A Cross Examination (2003), Bidlo produced large-scale murals of Picasso’s and Matisse’s heads on the walls of MOMA’s PS1, appropriated from the two artists’ self-portraits. A central member of the appropriationist movement in 1980s New York, Bidlo associated with Philip Taaffe and Sherrie Levine. “Tight-assed art historical taboos,” he has said, “I’m interested in exploring and penetrating those taboos.”

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About the work
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Rago/Wright

8" x 5.5" (box)

8" x 5.5" (box)

Medium
Other
Signature
Signed and dedicated on interior of box, envelope addressed and bearing postal stamps
Mike Bidlo
American, b. 1953
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A controversial figure known for his appropriation of paintings, sculptures, and performances by 20th-century masters such as Picasso, Warhol, Duchamp, and Pollock, Mike Bidlo approaches iconic modernist works as readymades. Bidlo has staged renowned performances re-enacting Warhol’s Factory and Pollock’s action paintings and famous act of urinating into Peggy Guggenheim’s fireplace. For Matisse/Picasso: A Cross Examination (2003), Bidlo produced large-scale murals of Picasso’s and Matisse’s heads on the walls of MOMA’s PS1, appropriated from the two artists’ self-portraits. A central member of the appropriationist movement in 1980s New York, Bidlo associated with Philip Taaffe and Sherrie Levine. “Tight-assed art historical taboos,” he has said, “I’m interested in exploring and penetrating those taboos.”

Mike Bidlo

Untitled, 1991

Brillo Box with handprint in original manila envelope
Bidding closed
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Other works by Mike Bidlo