Rob Pruitt, ‘Hot Air Painting #6’, 2012, Public Art Fund 2014 Benefit Auction

Estimate $3,500. Rob Pruitt blends a Pop sensibility with witty critiques of the art world. For Public Art Fund’s annual benefit in 2012, Rob Pruitt contributed 15 “hot air paintings,” composed of blowdryers and a rainbow array of crayons belted to the top of each canvas; in a characteristic gesture to communal making, Pruitt invited benefit attendees to melt the crayons with the blowdryer.

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About Rob Pruitt

Rob Pruitt blends a Pop sensibility with witty critiques of the art world. For his Art Awards (2009 and 2010), one of his more conceptual projects, Pruitt presented awards at the Guggenheim Museum in the manner of the Academy Awards; 101 Art Ideas You Can Do Yourself (2001) was a set of DIY ideas for art making, like "make a leaf out of paper and tape it to a tree" or "sell a collector a key to your house." In 2011, Pruitt made The Andy Monument, a ten-foot-tall silver statue of Andy Warhol presented as a public artwork in New York's Union Square.

American, b. 1964, Washington, D.C., based in New York, New York

Group Shows

2017
London,
10H TS
2016
New York,
Shrines to Speed Art And The Automobile: From The Minimal To The Postmodern

Fair History on Artsy

2014
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel 2014
2013
Massimo De Carlo at Art Basel Hong Kong 2013
2013
Massimo de Carlo at The Armory Show 2013