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Peter Halley

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
This is part of a limited edition set.
$3,500
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $181 domestic, $215 rest of world
Location
New York
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About the work
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Pace Prints
New York
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Peter Halley’s “Prisons”, 2012 is representative of the artists career exploration of “cells” using …

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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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Condition
Original, undamaged condition. Sold directly by the publisher.
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed in pencil on verso, lower right corner.
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Publisher
Pace Editions, Inc.
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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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About the work
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New York
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Peter Halley’s “Prisons”, 2012 is representative of the artists career exploration of “cells” using …

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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.

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

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
This is part of a limited edition set.
$3,500
Ships from New York, NY, US
Shipping: $181 domestic, $215 rest of world
Location
New York
Locked
Secure payment
Secure transactions by credit card through Stripe.
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