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Steven Parrino

Absence/Shift, 1990

Acrylic on canvas. 2 panels
71 3/4 × 108 3/8 in
182.2 × 275.3 cm
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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Gagosian
New York, Beverly Hills, +9 more
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2 panels, each 71 3/4 x 108 3/8 in. (182 x 275 cm.)

2 panels, each 71 3/4 x 108 3/8 in. (182 x 275 cm.)

Steven Parrino
American, 1958–2005
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Steven Parrino's work responds to the dictum "Painting is dead." In the 1980s, he began to attack his canvases, piercing them or detaching them from their stretchers to create rough, folded, or sagging surfaces, what he called "misshaped paintings.” Often rendered in Parrino's fetish colors of black and silver, these works referenced Minimalism and Donald Judd's critique of painting's flatness and rectangular shape. Equally inspired by punk, pop, and low culture, Parrino used photos of iconoclastic figures like Hells Angels and Johnny Cash and imagery, such as swastikas and Rebel flags, in his drawings and works on paper.

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Gagosian
New York, Beverly Hills, +9 more
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2 panels, each 71 3/4 x 108 3/8 in. (182 x 275 cm.)

2 panels, each 71 3/4 x 108 3/8 in. (182 x 275 cm.)

Steven Parrino
American, 1958–2005
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Steven Parrino's work responds to the dictum "Painting is dead." In the 1980s, he began to attack his canvases, piercing them or detaching them from their stretchers to create rough, folded, or sagging surfaces, what he called "misshaped paintings.” Often rendered in Parrino's fetish colors of black and silver, these works referenced Minimalism and Donald Judd's critique of painting's flatness and rectangular shape. Equally inspired by punk, pop, and low culture, Parrino used photos of iconoclastic figures like Hells Angels and Johnny Cash and imagery, such as swastikas and Rebel flags, in his drawings and works on paper.

Steven Parrino

Absence/Shift, 1990

Acrylic on canvas. 2 panels
71 3/4 × 108 3/8 in
182.2 × 275.3 cm
location
New York, Beverly Hills, San Francisco, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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