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Peter Halley

303, 1991

Acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, in 2 parts
88 1/2 × 91 1/2 in
224.8 × 232.4 cm
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Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Collection

From the Catalogue: “My images seem, step by …

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Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Collection

From the Catalogue: “My images seem, step by step, to have grown more complex and fast-paced in a way that somehow parallels the acceleration of the movement and information in the new computer culture…I take great pleasure in the idea that my work could be a mirror …

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Peter Halley
American, b. 1953
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Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. While his rigid planes of color, unitary shapes, and non-hierarchical compositions nod toward Minimalism, by transforming the Minimalist square into a prison cell, Halley’s works call the supposed neutrality of such art into question.

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P
Phillips

Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Collection

From the Catalogue: “My images seem, step by …

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Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Collection

From the Catalogue: “My images seem, step by step, to have grown more complex and fast-paced in a way that somehow parallels the acceleration of the movement and information in the new computer culture…I take great pleasure in the idea that my work could be a mirror …

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Peter Halley
American, b. 1953
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Having emerged in New York’s East Village Art scene in the early 1980s, Peter Halley is best known for his brightly colored, geometric paintings made of Roll-a-Tex, a textured paint used for decoration, as well as florescent Day-Glo paints. Developing his own visual lexicon, Halley engages in a play of relationships between what he calls “prisons” and “cells”—composed of rectangular shapes and vertical bars—evocative of geometric networks from the urban grid to high-rise apartment buildings to electromagnetic conduits. While his rigid planes of color, unitary shapes, and non-hierarchical compositions nod toward Minimalism, by transforming the Minimalist square into a prison cell, Halley’s works call the supposed neutrality of such art into question.

Peter Halley

303, 1991

Acrylic, fluorescent acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas, in 2 parts
88 1/2 × 91 1/2 in
224.8 × 232.4 cm
Bidding closed
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