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Edward Kienholz (American, 1927–1994)
LOT ID: 95406
For $48.00, 1969

Watercolor, Ink
12 х 16 in. (30.48 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed, fingerprinted, and dated "Kienholz '69" on lower right.
Lot description
Edward Kienholz used his art as a way to comment on modern society and American consumerism. “For $48.00” is part of Edward Kienholz’s series of works on paper, each complete with a different stamped monetary value. The artist would then trade each work for the various values specified ranging from $1 to $10,000, successfully contriving his own system of currency. Set within a delicate wash of yellow watercolor, the work is centrally hand stamped "For $48.00" in black ink.

The work is signed and dated “Kienholz ‘69” in pencil, thumb printed on the lower right corner, and framed in artist's frame.

Edward Kienholz (American, b. 1927) used his art as a way to comment on the hypocrisy of modern society and American consumerism through life-size installations referred to as “tableaux.” A major retrospective of his work was held at the Whitney Museum of American Art, NY in 1996.

SELECTED PUBLIC COLLECTIONS:
Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Centre National d'art et de culture Georges Pompidou, Paris
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC
National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA
Nationalgalerie, Berlin, Germany
Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN
For $48.00 by Edward Kienholz
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