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John Ahearn (American, b.1951)
LOT ID: 83781
Headstart, 2012

Plaster, Acrylic on Plaster
9 х 12 х 7 in. (22.86 x 30.48 x 17.78 cm.)
Signed, dated on verso
Lot description
This work was generously donated by the artist and Feature Inc. to the Children's Cancer & Blood Foundation (CCBF). Proceeds from this sale benefit the CCBF, which supports the Division of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center.

This acrylic on plaster wall relief portrays the sitter's confident attitude. With his painted plaster casts of real people from his home neighborhood of the South Bronx, John Ahearn links art and real life and brings a new sense of purpose to social realism. Detailed with oil paints, Ahearn’s work comes to life, expressing the humanity and personality of each individual sitter.

John Ahearn (b.1951) earned his BFA in 1973 from Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. He was a founder of Collaborative Projects, Inc. and co-organizer of the "Times Square Show" in 1980. His work has been exhibited internationally, with shows at the New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY; Museum Moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig, Vienna, Austria; Musée d'art contemporain, Bordeaux, France; Alexander and Bonin, New York, NY; and Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL. He was the 2009 recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Painters and Sculptors Grant. He currently lives and works in New York, NY.

Selected Public Collections

Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Chicago, IL
Broad Contemporary Art Museum, Santo Monica, CA
Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin, Ireland
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australia
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