Artists of Armor

March 2012 Newsletter

Artists of Armor. This month we chose to highlight three artists who were shown at the recent Armory Show, one of the world’s leading art fairs.  John Baldessari, Ray Pettibon and Mat Collishaw are well established artists with proven reputations and create inspiring work through their process, subject matter and medium.  View our curator’s picks below!    


John Baldessari 

Man, Dog (Blue), Canoe/Shark Fins (One Yellow), Capsized Boat, 2001 


29 1/2h x 37w inches

Edition 51 of 60


Price: $4,500.00

John Baldessari is an American conceptual artist whose work has been featured in more than 200 solo exhibitions around the world.  He explores the nature of representation through text and form.  In a sense, he is a scavenger and collector of visual data, using the canvas to edit that data and present it to the public in an evocative way.  His many awards include a Guggenheim Fellowship (1986) and the Governor’s Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Visual Arts, CA (1997). 


Raymond Pettibon 

Untitled (inside the bookcase…), 2007


14 1/2h x 20 1/2w inches

Edition of 175

Signed and numbered on the front of the print

Price: 350.00 

Raymond Pettibon is a cult figure among underground music devotees for his early work associated with the Los Angeles punk rock scene. Pettibon has acquired an international reputation as one of the foremost contemporary American artists working with drawing, text, and artist’s books.  Themes from art history and nineteenth-century American literature appear with American politics from the 1960s and contemporary pop culture.  Retrospectives of his work have been held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA.


Mat Collishaw

Flesheater 4, 2000

Silkscreen in 10 colours with 1 halftone colour set and 1 glaze, printed on 400 gsm Somerset Tub Sized paper

Edition of 300

Signed, dated, and numbered

Price: $850 (framed)

A member of the Young British Artists at Goldsmith’s College in London and contemporary of Damien Hirst, Mat Collishaw has cultivated a reputation for provocative, even brutal, photographic and video work, touching on themes of nature, sex, and violence.  He uses contemporary images alongside techniques and styles which are reminiscent of much older art.  Known most widely for his photographs and videos, his work also includes installation, drawing and painting.

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