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Jack Pierson (American, b.1960)
LOT ID: 78145
Technicolor and Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith) - 2 works, ie. circa 2003

Chromogenic Print (C-print)
16 х 20 in. (40.64 x 50.8 cm.)
Signed
Edition 4/25 and 48/75
Lot description
"Technicolor" (2003) image size is 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Edition 4/25. Signed, numbered, and dated on verso.
"Technicolor" is from the amFAR Photography Portfolio, curated by Jack Pierson.

"Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith)" (2000) image size is 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm). Edition 48/75. Published by George Perkins. Signed.
"Johnnie Ray" references the 1950's musician who was known for his jazz and blues influenced music which would be a precursor to rock and roll. The sporadic neon letters spell out the musician's name in various scripts and colors. Working with defunct neon letters to create words and names is a favored theme of Pierson's and often reoccurs in his art. This work was dedicated by Pierson for Jack Smith as part of the Estate Project for Artists with AIDS. Smith was an American performance artist and filmmaker who died of AIDS in 1989.

Jack Pierson was born in 1960 in Plymouth, Massachusetts and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston in 1984. His work, exhibited internationally, includes photographs, collages, word sculptures, installations, drawings and artists books. He currently splits his time working in California and New York.
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Technicolor and Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith) - 2 works by Jack Pierson
  • Technicolor and Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith) - 2 works by Jack Pierson
  • Technicolor and Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith) - 2 works by Jack Pierson
  • Technicolor and Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith) - 2 works by Jack Pierson
  • Technicolor and Johnnie Ray (for Jack Smith) - 2 works by Jack Pierson
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