Abstract Print IV (WHE-JS#13)
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Monotype printed with lithographic inks from an aluminum plate, a fine, fresh impression, the full sheet, printed on 300gsm BFK Rives white paper, nearly to the edges, hand-signed, dated and annotated “IV” in pencil by the artist, printed by the artist with the assistance of Maurice Sanchez, New York, published by World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut, in fine condition, unframed.
Through books, paintings, collages and prints, Josh Smith explores the ideas of authenticity, authorship and the mythology of the artist. His casual, “anti-art” aesthetic intentionally defines the rules of artistic convention in an ironic and informed manner. The signifying components of his methodology consist of systematic processes and serial repetition, all the while confronting the notion of compositions created entirely by chance.