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Wes Lang, born 1972, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. His artistic practice revolves new and old ancient American history and embodies iconography from both Indians, Hemingway and Ram Rass; references to contemporary as well as dead artists, popular music, jazz legends and pin-up girls. The art works by Wes Lang …

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Wes Lang, who was employed at a tattoo shop in his youth, draws from a range of influences and sources for his practice, including Philip Guston, Martin Kippenberger, and Cy Twombly. His works are gatherings and reconfigurations of American imagery and iconography, commonly featuring flags, skulls, cowboys, and eagles. He also incorporates clippings of found images from newspapers and pornographic magazines in his work. Lang explains: “I like to take American history and then completely ignore it…It comes out of criticism and great love.” Works like The Promised Land (2005) and Tits and Flags (2008) demonstrate Lang’s ability to reference historical narratives or utopian visions without presenting an explicit narrative in the work itself.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions
2017
Horses - A Group ExhibitionV1 Gallery
2015
13V1 Gallery
2014
Wes Lang - The StudioV1 Gallery
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Long Hard Release, 2019

Charcoal, pastel, colored pencil, acrylic and india ink on paper in black stained oak frame with True Color glass
22 × 29 9/10 in
56 × 76 cm
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Copenhagen V

Wes Lang, born 1972, lives and works in Los Angeles, USA. His artistic practice revolves new and …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Included

Wes Lang, who was employed at a tattoo shop in his youth, draws from a range of influences and sources for his practice, including Philip Guston, Martin Kippenberger, and Cy Twombly. His works are gatherings and reconfigurations of American imagery and iconography, commonly featuring flags, skulls, cowboys, and eagles. He also incorporates clippings of found images from newspapers and pornographic magazines in his work. Lang explains: “I like to take American history and then completely ignore it…It comes out of criticism and great love.” Works like The Promised Land (2005) and Tits and Flags (2008) demonstrate Lang’s ability to reference historical narratives or utopian visions without presenting an explicit narrative in the work itself.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Collected by a major museum
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
Selected exhibitions (3)

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