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EHC Fine Art

In "Heart Flower," Nate Lowman begins with an abstraction that calls to mind forms found in nature. For the shaped panels used to create this work, the artist has chosen colors that seep into consciousness rather than pierce the visual field. The careful lighting and shadows underscore the important …

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Nate Lowman appropriates, paints, and photographs existing imagery, mining the detritus of pop culture in mixed-media works that critique celebrity culture, consumerism, and the saturation of sex and violence in mass media. Known for his blown-up images of fake cartoon bullet holes and ironic bumper stickers turned into linguistic assaults, in recent years Lowman has developed a painted smiley face—banal, and sometimes sinister—as his signature. The idea came when the artist saw the smiley face that O. J. Simpson integrated into his signature in a letter written to fans after he was charged with the murder of his wife. Lowman also produces silkscreens, which he composes by painting over a projected image, including a series in which he created iterations of de Kooning’s 1954 Marilyn Monroe. He is associated with a group of New York artists that includes Dan Colen, Leo Fitzpatrick, Ryan McGinley, and the late Dash Snow.

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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2018
Nate Lowman: Never RememberGagosian
2014
Three Blind Mice - Dan Colen / Nate Lowman / Rob PruittMuseum Dhondt-Dhaenens
2012
Nate Lowman: I Wanted to be an Artist but all I got was this Lousy CareerBrant Foundation
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HEART FLOWER/POSTER, 2014

Poster on 80 lb silk McCoy archival paper
30 × 24 in
76.2 × 61 cm
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$1,450
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EFA
EHC Fine Art

In "Heart Flower," Nate Lowman begins with an abstraction that calls to mind forms found …

Medium
Signature
Not signed
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

Nate Lowman appropriates, paints, and photographs existing imagery, mining the detritus of pop culture in mixed-media works that critique celebrity culture, consumerism, and the saturation of sex and violence in mass media. Known for his blown-up images of fake cartoon bullet holes and ironic bumper stickers turned into linguistic assaults, in recent years Lowman has developed a painted smiley face—banal, and sometimes sinister—as his signature. The idea came when the artist saw the smiley face that O. J. Simpson integrated into his signature in a letter written to fans after he was charged with the murder of his wife. Lowman also produces silkscreens, which he composes by painting over a projected image, including a series in which he created iterations of de Kooning’s 1954 Marilyn Monroe. He is associated with a group of New York artists that includes Dan Colen, Leo Fitzpatrick, Ryan McGinley, and the late Dash Snow.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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