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Poem for Ezra Pound and Kurt Cobain, 2015

Cut wood, black gesso and grey paint
39 × 39 in
99.1 × 99.1 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Madison Gallery
Solana Beach
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Following the tradition of conceptual art, Montgomery creates thought provoking sculptures out of …

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Following the tradition of conceptual art, Montgomery creates thought provoking sculptures out of LED lights and text. With these works, he addresses all- encompassing, universal themes such as power, love, and human kindness in electric light—or, dramatically, even fire. These poems affirm his philosophical beliefs, …

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Robert Montgomery
Scottish, b. 1972
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Inspired by the graffiti artists of East London, the poetry of Philip Larkin, the philosophy of Guy Debord, and the French student protesters of May 1968, Robert Montgomery’s text-based conceptual works are both cryptic and emotionally resonant. Montgomery began his career making minimalist sculptures with long, poetic titles. Eventually, he phased out objects altogether. In his current works, he writes verses such as “THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE BECOME GHOSTS INSIDE OF YOU AND LIKE THIS YOU KEEP THEM ALIVE” on billboards, light fixtures, woodcuts, and watercolors. His pieces often convey anti-capitalist statements, but the messages transcend politics. “The purpose of art is to touch the hearts of strangers without the trouble of having to meet them,” Montgomery says.

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Following the tradition of conceptual art, Montgomery creates thought provoking sculptures out of …

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Following the tradition of conceptual art, Montgomery creates thought provoking sculptures out of LED lights and text. With these works, he addresses all- encompassing, universal themes such as power, love, and human kindness in electric light—or, dramatically, even fire. These poems affirm his philosophical beliefs, …

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Robert Montgomery
Scottish, b. 1972
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Inspired by the graffiti artists of East London, the poetry of Philip Larkin, the philosophy of Guy Debord, and the French student protesters of May 1968, Robert Montgomery’s text-based conceptual works are both cryptic and emotionally resonant. Montgomery began his career making minimalist sculptures with long, poetic titles. Eventually, he phased out objects altogether. In his current works, he writes verses such as “THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE BECOME GHOSTS INSIDE OF YOU AND LIKE THIS YOU KEEP THEM ALIVE” on billboards, light fixtures, woodcuts, and watercolors. His pieces often convey anti-capitalist statements, but the messages transcend politics. “The purpose of art is to touch the hearts of strangers without the trouble of having to meet them,” Montgomery says.

Poem for Ezra Pound and Kurt Cobain, 2015

Cut wood, black gesso and grey paint
39 × 39 in
99.1 × 99.1 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Solana Beach
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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