Nate Lowman, ‘Paper Airplane’, 2010, Heritage Auctions
Nate Lowman, ‘Paper Airplane’, 2010, Heritage Auctions
Nate Lowman, ‘Paper Airplane’, 2010, Heritage Auctions

A certificate of authenticity signed by Bill Powers for Exhibition A, dated February 28, 2011, accompanies this lot.

Dimensions: 24 x 20 inches (61 x 50.8 cm) (sheet)

Unframed.

Shipping from Beverly Hills, CA.

Signature: Signed and numbered in ink on verso

About Nate Lowman

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.

American, b. 1979