Nate Lowman, ‘Untitled (Ceiling painting for Steven)’, 2015, Mixed Media, Latex on linen, Phillips
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Nate Lowman

Untitled (Ceiling painting for Steven), 2015

Latex on linen
66 × 90 in
167.6 × 228.6 cm
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Nate Lowman
American, b. 1979
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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.

Nate Lowman, ‘Untitled (Ceiling painting for Steven)’, 2015, Mixed Media, Latex on linen, Phillips
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Signed and dated "Nate Lowman 2015" on the overlap
Nate Lowman
American, b. 1979
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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.

Nate Lowman

Untitled (Ceiling painting for Steven), 2015

Latex on linen
66 × 90 in
167.6 × 228.6 cm
Bidding closed
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