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Steven Parrino

Untitled, 1991

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
72 × 60 in
183 × 152.5 cm
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St. Moritz
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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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About the work
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

Untitled, 1991

Acrylic and enamel on canvas
72 × 60 in
183 × 152.5 cm
Contact For Price
Location
St. Moritz
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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