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.

Sleek Art

Neave + Ello Print Give Away

Giving away!

@Ello + @elloartgiveaways and I are giving away a free print. This piece is a composite of two photos I’ve taken: One is a film shot I took in Monte Carlo, and the other is a digital photo taken in Beverly Hills.

The giveaway will run from Tuesday July 4th to Thursday July 6th. For a chance to win, just leave a comment on this post. A winner will be picked at random on Friday, July 7th!

About the print:

11X17 | Unframed | printed on museum-quality matte Epson paper. Prints and ships from Los Angeles.

Sir Neave

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Rich’ is a new series of twelve screenprints that depicts pharmaceutical packaging in which the tablet’s brand name has been replaced by a word implying violence or force.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

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

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

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

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

Paddle8

Sixteen Volume 1

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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 – 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

Damien Hirst – The Souls IV (Westminster Blue/Silver Gloss), 2010

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Damien Hirst (British, b. 1965)
The Souls IV (Westminster Blue/Silver Gloss), 2010
2 color foil block on 300gsm Arches 88 archival paper
Signed by the artist
72 x 51 cm (28.3 x 20 in)
Edition of 15 + 5 AP

Fine Art Multiple

Christopher Wool – Page from Black Book, 1989

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Christopher Wool (American, b. 1955)
Page from Black Book, 1989
Page removed from bound book, printed on wove paper
22.75 x 15.75 in. (57.78 x 40 cm.)

Damien Hirst – The Cure (Bright Orange/Orchid/Air Force Blue)

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Mel Ramos – Burning Flame: La Bomba, 2012

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Mel Ramos
Burning Flame – La Bomba, 2012
Lithograph printed in colors
80 x 60 cm (31.5 x 23.62 in)
Edition of 200
Signed in pencil on lower right, recto; numbered in pencil on lower left, recto

Mark Leckey – RFID Chip, 2011

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Mark Leckey
RFID Chip, 2011
Two-color silkscreen with aluminum leaf on Somerset paper.
12.36 x 12.36 in
31.4 x 31.4 cm
Edition of 150
Signed and numbered by the artist.

Takashi Murakami – And Then and Then (Pink), 2011

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Takashi Murakami
And Then and Then (Pink), 2011
Offset lithograph printed in colors on smooth wove paper
68 x 68 cm (26.77 x 26.77 in)
Edition of 300
Signed and numbered on lower right, recto

Banksy – Monkey Queen, 2003

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Banksy
Monkey Queen, 2003
Screenprint on wove paper
49.3 x 34 cm (19.41 x 13.39 in)
Edition of 750

Jasperware Uzi by Magnus Gjoen

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