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Tony Tasset

Deluxe French, 2012

Resin and mixed media on panel
36 × 48 × 7 1/2 in
91.4 × 121.9 × 19.1 cm
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Signed, titled and dated to verso ’Tony Tasset Deluxe French 2012’.

Signed, titled and dated to verso ’Tony Tasset Deluxe French 2012’.

Tony Tasset
American, b. 1960
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Master of the vernacular, mixed-media artist Tony Tasset sends-up Americana and the American dream in his sardonic, psychedelic sculptures, installations, films, and photographs, which he describes as “Pop Conceptual.” From his base in Chicago (appropriately, an American center-point), he generates works that he sends across the country and abroad. These include a giant Paul Bunyan with uncharacteristically drooping shoulders; trompe l’oeil snowmen and smashed jack-o-lanterns; abstract compositions on panel of colored blotches spilling from various consumer products and fast foods; and a grotesque, cartoonish figure composed of hotdogs. Citing Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney as influences, Tasset aims to tap into—and twist—iconic American imagery, asking: “Could I take something that's so banal, so quoted, that everybody has kind of made, and could I treat it like a Giacometti? Could I give it that pathos and existential angst?”

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Signed, titled and dated to verso ’Tony Tasset Deluxe French 2012’.

Signed, titled and dated to verso ’Tony Tasset Deluxe French 2012’.

Tony Tasset
American, b. 1960
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Master of the vernacular, mixed-media artist Tony Tasset sends-up Americana and the American dream in his sardonic, psychedelic sculptures, installations, films, and photographs, which he describes as “Pop Conceptual.” From his base in Chicago (appropriately, an American center-point), he generates works that he sends across the country and abroad. These include a giant Paul Bunyan with uncharacteristically drooping shoulders; trompe l’oeil snowmen and smashed jack-o-lanterns; abstract compositions on panel of colored blotches spilling from various consumer products and fast foods; and a grotesque, cartoonish figure composed of hotdogs. Citing Norman Rockwell and Walt Disney as influences, Tasset aims to tap into—and twist—iconic American imagery, asking: “Could I take something that's so banal, so quoted, that everybody has kind of made, and could I treat it like a Giacometti? Could I give it that pathos and existential angst?”

Tony Tasset

Deluxe French, 2012

Resin and mixed media on panel
36 × 48 × 7 1/2 in
91.4 × 121.9 × 19.1 cm
Bidding closed
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