Vernon Fisher is an American artist working in a wide range of media, best known for his skillful combinations and juxtapositions of image and language. The mid-1970s was the period when Vernon Fisher started his artistic career, in the era marked by the legacies of Pop and Conceptual art. This mixture of styles …

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Born, raised, and still living in Fort Worth, Texas, multimedia painter Vernon Fisher is best known for his multilayered compositions, in which disparate images are superimposed upon one another. Quietly satirical, Vernon chooses his appropriations carefully, for both their graphic elegance and historical symbolism. He frequently uses maps and magazine photojournalism for background, allowing memorable American iconography seemingly to float atop: Mickey Mouse, men in blackface, a mushroom cloud. Vernon’s work is in the private collections of over 40 museums worldwide, and he has exhibited everywhere from New Delhi to Dusseldorf.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2020
Vernon Fisher: Angel FaceMark Moore Fine Art
2019
Vernon Fisher: Dark Waves RisingTalley Dunn Gallery
2018
Vernon Fisher Works on PaperJosh Pazda Hiram Butler
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XOXO, 2014

Acrylic on canvas
72 × 84 in
182.9 × 213.4 cm
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Location
Los Angeles, Orange

Vernon Fisher is an American artist working in a wide range of media, best known for his skillful …

Medium

Born, raised, and still living in Fort Worth, Texas, multimedia painter Vernon Fisher is best known for his multilayered compositions, in which disparate images are superimposed upon one another. Quietly satirical, Vernon chooses his appropriations carefully, for both their graphic elegance and historical symbolism. He frequently uses maps and magazine photojournalism for background, allowing memorable American iconography seemingly to float atop: Mickey Mouse, men in blackface, a mushroom cloud. Vernon’s work is in the private collections of over 40 museums worldwide, and he has exhibited everywhere from New Delhi to Dusseldorf.

Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)
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Other works from Mark Moore Fine Art
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