To Dream, to Collect









120.7 x 188 cm
47.52 x 74.02 in


13500,00 €

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  • About the work
Enamel and gold leaf on mylar with linen tape and metal grommets. "The text in this body of work is appropriated language from critical review texts, much of which has been translated into a variety of languages from English. The fact that some critical language or hyperbolic language is difficult to understand, especially out of context, is exacerbated by the use of different languages and / or translations. Some text is almost poetic but also often ridiculous. The fonts that I use and the colors add a nostalgic representation to the language. Most of the translations are hard for me to remember now but the fact that there was a source is most important to me especially the scattered floor piece. The use of critical text from art reviews in this group of work might be a little esoteric for some but it gets the point across." Joe Amrhein

About the Artist

1953 , United States

Joe Amrhein, American, b. 1953 in Sacramento, CA. Lives and works in New York City. The work of Joe Amrhein is a combination of different disciplines. Physically it comes out of painting, but the context is conceptual. Using text and font icons as his primary subject, the source for much of the text in Amrhein's earlier work was appropriated from crit...

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