Hana Knizova – Joshua’s Bum, California 2017

Hana Knížová
Joshua’s Bum, California
2017
C-type on Fuji Archival paper Ed. 5 +1 AP
16.5 x 23.4 in

Czech photographer Hana Knížová portrays youth in all stages of being. Whether it’s siblings with an uncanny resemblance, the inhabitants of a youth detention centre in northern Czech Republic or aspiring actors, screenwriters and directors in and around Hollywood, Knížová never fails to capture the emotional subtleties of her subjects. The fact that her model’s faces are frequently covered renders their body language all the more powerful, making them appear like entangled sculptures at times. Using unconventional models and alternating between staged and impromptu shoots, Knížová hopes to create a time capsule for her subjects that will later allow them to look back at these days filled with fickleness, uncertainty and great aspirations and hope.

Knížová lives and works in London, where her works have been met with critical acclaim: her pictures were shown in the prestigious Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition. In 2013, she was awarded the John Kobal New Work Award by the National Portrait Gallery. SLEEK presents a selection of works from her Young Hollywood and her Couple Exchange series as well as a picture from Ellyana, a series which was sparked by her interest in albinism.

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Damien Hirst – Eat: Eat the Rich Series

Eat – Eat the Rich Series
Damien Hirst

Unframed dimensions: 1016 x 762 mm (40 x 30 inches)
Framed dimensions: 1066 x 812 mm (42 x 32 inches)
Frame: Wooden with glass card and backing
Silkscreen print
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria

‘Eat the Rich’ is a new series of twelve screenprints that depicts pharmaceutical packaging in which the tablet’s brand name has been replaced by a word implying violence or force. The series expands upon Hirst’s long-standing interest in the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging, which first manifested in his early ‘Medicine Cabinets’ series. Similar to the thirteen-part ‘Last Supper’ screenprints, ‘Eat the Rich’ illustrates the artist’s “obsession with the body”(1) and the medical industry attached to it, in which confidence is exuded through minimalist designs that perpetuate “the modernist fantasy […] that everyone and everything can be cured.”(2)

1) Damien Hirst cited in Damien Hirst and Gordon Burn, ‘On the Way to Work’ (Faber and Faber, 2001), 25
2) Ibid., 210

Richard Prince – Untitled (From Cowboys and Girlfriends), 1992

Richard Prince - Untitled (From Cowboys and Girlfriends), 1992

Richard Prince
Untitled (From Cowboys and Girlfriends), 1992
Lot Number 67
Chromogenic print
24 x 20 in (60.96 x 50.8 cm)
Artist’s Proof outside main edition of 26
Initialed on verso

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Ed Ruscha – Periods, 2006

Ed Ruscha – Periods, 2006

Ed Ruscha
Periods, 2006
Lot Number 25
Lithograph
29 x 28 in (73.66 x 71.12 cm)
Framed
17 of 60
Courtesy of Rosina Lee Yue
Signed

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Damien Hirst – Anarchy: Eat the Rich Series

Damien Hirst - Eat the Rich Series: Anarchy

Anarchy – Eat the Rich Series
Damien Hirst

Unframed dimensions: 1016 x 762 mm (40 x 30 inches)
Framed dimensions: 1066 x 812 mm (42 x 32 inches)
Frame: Wooden with glass card and backing
Silkscreen print
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered
Published by Other Criteria

‘Eat the Rich’ is a new series of twelve screenprints that depicts pharmaceutical packaging in which the tablet’s brand name has been replaced by a word implying violence or force. The series expands upon Hirst’s long-standing interest in the aesthetics of pharmaceutical packaging, which first manifested in his early ‘Medicine Cabinets’ series. Similar to the thirteen-part ‘Last Supper’ screenprints, ‘Eat the Rich’ illustrates the artist’s “obsession with the body”(1) and the medical industry attached to it, in which confidence is exuded through minimalist designs that perpetuate “the modernist fantasy […] that everyone and everything can be cured.”(2)

1) Damien Hirst cited in Damien Hirst and Gordon Burn, ‘On the Way to Work’ (Faber and Faber, 2001), 25
2) Ibid., 210

Leanne in Milan #2 and #4 – Claudia Klein

Leanne in Milan #2 and Leanne in Milan #4
Claudia Klein
2013
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
60 cm x 90 cm

Leanne in Milan #2
Leanne in Milan #4

Sleek Art

Kenny Scharf – Best Buddies, 1993

Kenny Scharf
Best Buddies, 1993
Serigraph

44.00 x 30.00 in
111.8 x 76.2 cm
Edition of 111
Signed by the artist

Zhang Xiaogang – Identity Portrait 6 (Cyclist), 2003

Zhang Xiaogang Identity Portrait 6 (Cyclist), 2003

Zhang Xiaogang
Identity Portrait 6 (Cyclist), 2003
Offset lithograph in colors on Arches paper
23.75 x 21 x 1 in (60.33 x 53.34 x 2.54 cm)
Edition of 99
Signed in pencil on lower right, recto; numbered in pencil on lower left, recto

Ai Weiwei – Skateboard Decks

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Ai Weiwei
Ai Weiwei skateboard decks designed for The Skateroom

“I think there is a responsibility for any artist to protect freedom of expression.”
– Ai Weiwei

The Skateroom

Joel Meyerowitz – Taking My Time

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Joel Meyerowitz
Taking My Time

With over 650 pages and featuring over 550 images, Taking My Time provides an unprecedented overview and insight into the mind and work of the iconic American photographer Joel Meyerowitz.

Beautifully sequenced and edited with Meyerowitz himself, and including his own personal accounts, this extensive and personal selection charts his complete development as a photographer and creates an unbeatable account of a significant evolution in photography. As an exceptionally diverse and renowned practitioner of his craft, Joel Meyerowitz is best known for pioneering the use of colour photography as an art form, as well as for his witty and subversive ability to capture off-guard moments with humour and affection.

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Jeff Koons – Puppy Vase, 1998

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Jeff Koons
Puppy Vase, 1998

Jeff Koons plays with ideas of taste, pleasure, celebrity, and commerce. “I believe in advertisement and media completely,” he says. “My art and my personal life are based in it.” Working with seductive commercial materials (such as the high chromium stainless steel of his “Balloon Dog” sculptures or his vinyl “Inflatables”), shifts of scale, and an elaborate studio system involving many technicians, Koons turns banal objects into high art icons. His paintings and sculptures borrow widely from art-historical techniques and styles; although often seen as ironic or tongue-in-cheek, Koons insists his practice is earnest and optimistic. “I’ve always loved Surrealism and Dada and Pop, so I just follow my interests and focus on them,” he says. “When you do that, things become very metaphysical.” The “Banality” series that brought him fame in the 1980s included pseudo-Baroque sculptures of subjects like Michael Jackson with his pet ape, while his monumental topiaries, like the floral Puppy (1992), reference 17th-century French garden design.

Jeff Koons website

Cura. No.24 
Limited Edition

Special Limited Edition Lenticular Cover
by Yves Scherer
Edition of 100 copies numbered

More awesome.

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Mel Ramos – Gitanes Legeres

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Mel Ramos
Gitanes Legeres

Mel Ramos’s provocative, humorous paintings mix idealized nude women with the imagery of popular culture—Coca Cola bottles, movie posters, and the like. A prolific artist from his emergence in the 1960s onward, Ramos has often based his nudes on the female celebrities of the day, from Marilyn Monroe to Scarlett Johansson. His style references the sensuality and glossy flatness of pin-ups and Playboy spreads and has drawn the ire of feminists and art critics alike, despite Ramos’s assertion that his works are “apolitical”. Though clearly aligned with Pop art in his appropriation of imagery from mass media and consumer products, Ramos calls his practice rooted in Surrealism and its emphasis on “absurd conjunctions”—in his case, a beautiful nude woman emerging from a Snickers wrapper or lounging seductively in a banana split.

American, b. 1935, Sacramento, California, based in Oakland, California

Thomas Ruff – Nudes em 08, 2001

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Thomas Ruff (German, b. 1958)
Nudes em 08, 2001

Iris print in colors on Somerset Velvet rag paper, with full margins
Image Size: 10 x 15 in. (25.4 x 38.1 cm.)
Overall Size: 29.5 x 23.5 in. (74.93 x 59.69 cm.)
Signed and numbered on verso in pencil
Edition 44/50
Edition Schellmann, Munich and New York, pub.

Matthew Porter – Gold Hill, 2015

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Gold Hill, 2015
Signed, dated, titled and numbered verso
Archival pigment print in artist’s frame
37-1/4 x 46-1/4 inches
Edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs

Matthew Porter at M+B Art
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069

Matthew Porter – Hyperion, 2016

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Hyperion, 2016
Signed, dated, titled and numbered verso
Archival pigment print
37-1/2 x 46 inches
Edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs

Matthew Porter at M+B Art
612 North Almont Drive
Los Angeles, California 90069

Claudia Klein – Works

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Chateau de Bellecroix
2012
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
60 cm x 90 cm

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Lamp
2012
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
60 cm x 90 cm

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Knight
2015
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
90 cm x 60 cm

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Magic
2015
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
90 cm x 60 cm

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Leanne in Milan #2
2013
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
60 cm x 90 cm

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Leanne in Milan #4
2013
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
60 cm x 90 cm

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Curtain
2012
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
90 cm x 60 cm

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In Bed With Boots
2012
Fuji Crystal Print glossy on Alu Dibond, Floater frame Basel dark brown Ed. of 3 + 1 AP
60 cm x 90 cm

Claudia Klein (b. Freiburg, Germany) is a photographer who lives and works in zurich and berlin. She is known for her direct but playful view on the female body and its ambivalence between sex and eroticism. Her images appear in various magazines including Zeit Magazine, L’officiel hommes and Sleek.

Sleek Art

Vanessa Beecroft – VB 35, 1999

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Vanessa Beecroft
VB 35, 1999

Vanessa Beecroft’s work is largely performance-based, often featuring female models as living art objects that exist somewhere between figure and object, static and dynamic. Much of Beecroft’s work is informed by her personal struggle with an eating disorder and she consistently explores issues of body image and femininity in contemporary culture. Beecroft’s highly choreographed performance works examine what constitutes the perfect body, as well as the role of context in determining the intricate relationship between viewer and viewed. In her 2011 performance VB67, for example, nude female models were assembled among marble and plaster sculptures, subverting the traditional art viewing experience while emphasizing both the affinities and the stark differences between the living women and the sculptures.

Italian, b. 1969, Genoa, Italy, based in New York, New York

Artsy

Marilyn Minter – Raspberry, 2005

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Marilyn Minter (American, b. 1948)
Raspberry, 2005

Chromogenic print (c-print)
Overall Size: 26.5 x 40 in. (67.31 x 101.6 cm.)
Framed Size: 29 x 42.13 x 2 in. (73.66 x 107.01 x 5.08 cm.)
Signed on a label accompanying the work
Edition of 5

Artnet

Wang Guangyi 王广义 – Coca Cola (green), 2006

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Wang Guangyi 王广义
Coca Cola (green), 2006

Lithograph printed in color
35 1/4 × 30 1/4 in
89.5 × 76.8 cm
Edition 184/199

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Carey Maxon – Influence Schematic I, 2015

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Carey Maxon
Influence Schematic I, 2015
Lithograph on Koller HMP paper

16.25 x 13.00 in
41.3 x 33.0 cm
Edition of 20

Carey Maxon – Influence Schematic II, 2015

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Carey Maxon
Influence Schematic II, 2015
Lithograph on Koller HMP paper

16.25 x 13.00 in
41.3 x 33.0 cm
Edition of 20

Roy Lichtenstein – Finger Pointing (from The New York Collection for Stockholm portfolio), 1973

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Roy Lichtenstein
Finger Pointing (from The New York Collection for Stockholm portfolio), 1973

Screenprint on wove paper
11.8 x 8.8 in (29.97 x 22.35 cm)
Edition of 300
Unsigned; numbered

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Banksy – Lenin on Roller Skates, 2003

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Banksy (British, b. 1974)
Lenin on Roller Skates, 2003

Spray paint on canvas
16 x 12 in. (40.64 x 30.48 cm.)
Stenciled with the artist’s signature on the overlap, and numbered ’22/25′ on the stretcher bar; accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity from Pest Control and a letter of authenticity signed and thumbprinted by Steve Lazarides, London
Edition 22/25 (each unique)

Artnet

Faile – Bunny Girl (Blue), 2006

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Faile
Bunny Girl (Blue), 2006
Watercolor and silkscreen on paper
23 3/4 × 17 4/5 in
60.3 × 45.2 cm
Edition 7/9

Magnus Gjoen – Delft Knuckle Duster, 2016

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Magnus Gjoen
Delft Knuckle Duster, 2016

Magnus Gjoen – Dei Gratia

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Magnus Gjoen
Dei Gratia
2016
Giclée on 310 gsm photorag
70 X 70 cm
Ed. /80

Magnus Gjoen website

Magnus Gjoen – Last Night I Had a Dream

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Magnus Gjoen
Thus Passes the Glory of the World
2016
Giclée on 310 gsm photorag
50 X 50 cm
Ed. /80

Magnus Gjoen website

Magnus Gjoen – Last Night I Had a Dream

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Magnus Gjoen
Last Night I Had a Dream
2014
308 gsm photorag
100 X 100 cm
Ed. /25

Magnus Gjoen website

Ben Frost – The End®

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Stupid Krap

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