Edward Ruscha

Ed Ruscha is an American artist whose work mixes Pop Art iconography with the documentarian rigor of “Conceptual Art”. With a practice that spans drawing, painting, photography, film, printmaking, and publishing, Ruscha’s background as a graphic designer is obvious in his subtle use of typography.

Double Standard, 1970, by Ed Ruscha, screenprint. UBS Art Collection. © Ed Ruscha. Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian

JOHN BALDESSARI

John Baldessari is an American Conceptual artist recognized for his revolutionary use of appropriated imagery. By combination of photography, painting, and text, Baldessari’s work examines the plastic nature of artistic media while offering explanation on our contemporary culture.

The series is organized in collaboration with Kirk Varnedoe, chief curator of the Department of Painting and Sculpture.

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons is one of America’s most popular contemporary artists. His Neo-Pop aesthetics and wry appropriations of consumer objects, express a reverence for popular culture. The artist’s works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Tate Modern in London, and the Stedelijk Museum of Modern Art in Amsterdam, among others.

Balloon Swan, Rabbit, and Monkey, 2019 (Set of Three)

Ellsworth Kelly

Ellsworth Kelly was an eminent American artist known for his abstract paintings. His use of bright colors, and simple shapes, contributed to the discourse of 20th-century painting. His works are also held in the collections of The Museum of Modern Art in New York, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., the Tate Gallery in London, and the Reina Sofia National Museum in Madrid, among others.

Ellsworth Kelly, “Red Yellow Blue V,” 1968 (Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden)

Tony Oursler

Tony Oursler is a contemporary American multimedia and installation artist. Known for his mass-media-inspired and consumer-driven work, Oursler explores the psychological and social relationships between individuals and visual technologies. Today, his work is included in many institutions, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, the National Museum of Osaka, and the Tate Gallery in London.

Turning heads: an installation view from the Tony Oursler show at the Lisson Gallery

Mike Kelley

Mike Kelley was an American artist observed as one of the record significant members of the Conceptual Art movement. Concerned with abjection, youth, class, and the split among high and low culture, Kelley’s work was frequently both playful and incongruous, using found objects like stuffed animals, knickknacks, and child-like drawings in its skeptical investigation of societal norms. Today, Kelley’s works are held in the collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York, the Goetz Collection in Munich, the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others.

Charlemagne Palestine, “GesammttkkunnsttMeshuggahhLaandtttt,” installation view at Witte de With, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2016. Courtesy of photographer Aad Hoogendoorn, the artist and Witte de With.

Raymond Pettibon

Raymond Pettibon is a contemporary American artist known for his stylized ink drawings combining images and text. His creative narratives blend historical content with consumer culture to yield sharp assessments of contemporary society. The artist currently lives and works in New York, NY. Today, his works can be found in the collections of the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others.

Seven-color lithograph on 300 gm Somerset Satin White paper,
individually hand-cut
23.5 x 18.5 in (60 x 47 cm) unframed

Carl Andre

Carl Andre is an American Conceptual artist known for his Minimalist sculptures and installations. His art can be found in the permanent collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Tate Gallery in London, among others. Andre lives and works in New York, NY.

Outer Piece, 1983
Sculpture, 61 gasbeton blocks

Jenny Holzer

Jenny Holzer is an American Conceptual artist greatest known for her text-based public art projects. The Jenny Holzer works are held in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., The Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, among others. in 1990 Holzer was the first woman to represent the United States in the Venice Biennale She currently lives and works in Hoosick Falls, NY.

Jim West

Jim West is known for his monumental figurative works in bronze. West brings a bold style and passion to the contemporary art scene with a new series of interactive sculptures incorporating light, kinetics, and sound. Today, his works can be found in the Grand Masonic Museum of Philadelphia, Sturgis Museum, SD, Hoyt Art Center and Museum, ArtsQuest Center at SteelStacks, Contemporary Steel Sculpture – Sycamore Island

The Bond, Bronze Sculpture – Grand Masonic Museum of Philadelphia, PA

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