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Tony Lewis

Need, Uh-Oh, Smoking, 2019

Pencil, graphite powder, and correction fluid on paper and transparency
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
This is a unique work.
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LAXART Benefit Auction
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
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Courtesy of the artist
Tony Lewis
American, b. 1986
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Tony Lewis is known for his sparse, large drawings in gradations of black and white. The works feature texts culled from a variety of sources, including his personal writings and political vocabularies, both in several languages. In some cases, Lewis generates the words through automatic writing, associative word games, or drawing exercises performed in the studio. He isolates words, letters, and phrases, and then manipulates their context and their meaning; the precisely rendered words are actually hand-drawn in pencil and graphite powder. He has also made a series of drawings, in smaller scale, of brick walls.

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LAXART Benefit Auction
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Drawing, Collage or other Work on Paper
Image rights
Courtesy of the artist
Tony Lewis
American, b. 1986
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Tony Lewis is known for his sparse, large drawings in gradations of black and white. The works feature texts culled from a variety of sources, including his personal writings and political vocabularies, both in several languages. In some cases, Lewis generates the words through automatic writing, associative word games, or drawing exercises performed in the studio. He isolates words, letters, and phrases, and then manipulates their context and their meaning; the precisely rendered words are actually hand-drawn in pencil and graphite powder. He has also made a series of drawings, in smaller scale, of brick walls.

Tony Lewis

Need, Uh-Oh, Smoking, 2019

Pencil, graphite powder, and correction fluid on paper and transparency
11 × 8 1/2 in
27.9 × 21.6 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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