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© Steven Parrino. Photography by Rob McKeever. Courtesy the Parrino Family Estate and Gagosian.

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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Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions
2017
ABSTRACT / NOT ABSTRACTGagosian
2013
Steven Parrino: Armleder, Barré, Buren, Hantaï, Mosset, Parmentier, ToroniGagosian
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No title painting, 2000

Enamel and gesso on canvas
39 3/8 × 39 3/8 in
100 × 100 cm
Location
New York, Beverly Hills, London, Paris, Le Bourget, Geneva, Basel, Rome, Athens, Central, Hong Kong
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Medium
Image rights
© Steven Parrino. Photography by Rob McKeever. Courtesy the Parrino Family Estate and Gagosian.

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.

Blue chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Exhibitions (2)
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