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Pace Prints
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Peter Halley’s “Prisons”, 2012 is representative of the artists career exploration of “cells” using the language of Albers and Mondrian. His mix of “Day-Glo” color and formal abstract aesthetic was forged in the 1980s. This work represents 20 years of collaboration between Pace Prints and the artist.

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil on verso, lower right corner.
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Pace Editions, Inc.
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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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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Art and SpaceGuggenheim Museum Bilbao
2015
Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915-2015Whitechapel Gallery
Geometric ObsessionMuseo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires
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Prisons, 2012

Aquatint and carborundum intaglio on handmade paper
29 1/2 × 22 1/2 in
74.9 × 57.2 cm
Editions 26, 27 of 30
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$3,500
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Peter Halley’s “Prisons”, 2012 is representative of the artists career exploration of “cells” using …

Medium
Condition
Original, undamaged condition. Sold directly by the publisher.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil on verso, lower right corner.
Frame
Not included
Publisher
Pace Editions, Inc.
Price ranges of medium-sized prints by Peter Halley
Learn more
Browse works in this category
$3,400–$3,600
This work
$0
$5,200+

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.

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