The Master (Maitre D)

Estimate $3,750. Known for his playful and fantastical kinetic sculpture, this piece combines movement with painterly details. Nominated by MoMA Curator Laura Hoptman, Artforum senior editor Michelle Kuo, and collector/ philanthropist Peter Brant, Doyle was the recipient of the prestigious C12 emerging artist fellowship in 2013. He also worked as assistant and fabricator to artist Tom Sachs.

About Nick Doyle

With a new MFA from Hunter College and years under his belt as one of Tom Sachs’s most valued assistants and fabricators, Nick Doyle is poised to forge out on his own. In early 2014, Doyle made his New York solo debut with an exhibition titled “Contemplating the Void,” a whimsical, Sachs-ian exhibition full of kinetic sculptures and colorful abstract paintings. Included was Hypno, a dizzying sculpture of spinning, Op Art-inflected discs, and Hyper Extended (Hand), a wooden figure controlled by viewers with keys on a clunky wooden keyboard. Doyle is also known for his side practice as a roving tattoo artist with a handmade kit in a tin lunchbox; this practice has also made its way into a gallery installation, where the artist offered free tattoos to visitors. “I’m looking for situations where I can not only think differently, but live differently,” Doyle says.

American, b. 1983, Los Angeles, California, based in New York, New York