Thomas Lawson, ‘Justice and Propriety’, 2005, CalArts Benefit

The current dean of the School of Art at CalArts, Tom Lawson emerged as part of the Pictures Generation in the late 1970s. He draws the subject matter for his paintings from art history, found photographs, and mass media, which he remixes with uncanny juxtapositions and psychedelic colors.

$18,000 for set of three pairs.
12 x 58 in. if hung as set

Other works in set:
Two Lawyers
Two Young Poets(Scott and Burns)

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About Thomas Lawson

When Tom Lawson moved to New York in 1975 to paint, he quickly became associated with the Pictures Generation—whose ranks include Cindy Sherman, Barbara Kruger, and Richard Prince—defined by their use of mass media images. Lawson usually culls his subjects from anonymous photographs, images from art history, and even newspaper clippings; from these, he selects sections that he combines in uncanny compositions with jarring colors. While Lawson is often lauded for the ironic humor or political undertones in these works, the artist is wary that “there is this terrible misunderstanding that I don’t like the media, when in fact the whole point is that I can’t get enough of it.”

British, b. 1951, Glasgow, United Kingdom, based in California

Group Shows

Los Angeles,