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Llyn Foulkes (American, b.1934)
LOT ID: 81308
Bloody Head Box Series, 2001

Digital Print, Boxed Set of 6 digital prints
19 х 13 in. (48.26 x 33.02 cm.)
Signed, and numbered in pencil each print; image size for each print is 9.50 x 6.75
Edition 2/10
Foundry/Publisher Patricia Correia Gallery, Los Angeles
Lot description
The only full set available, from a rare edition of only 10, of the most famous "Bloody Head" images. Lyn Foulkes, a California painter, born in 1934 is currently enjoying a resurgence of interest in his work, with a retrospective curated by Ali Subotnick, on view at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles until May 19, 2013. The exhibit will then travel to the New Museum in New York and then to Germany. In 2011 he was invited to perform at the Venice Biennale. He was featured in the 2012 Documenta in Kassel. The images in the set are some of the artist's most famous well-known from the Bloody Head paintings done by the artist in the 1970s, including his gruesome image of Walt Disney which targets corporate America.

The following is an excerpt from the Hammer Museum's description of the current exhibit:

"The Hammer Museum presents an extensive career retrospective devoted to the work of the groundbreaking painter and musician Llyn Foulkes (b. 1934 in Yakima, Washington), on view from February 3 to May 19, 2013. One of the most influential yet under recognized artists of his generation, Foulkes makes work that stands out for its raw, immediate, and unfiltered qualities. His extraordinarily diverse body of work—including impeccably painted landscapes, mixed-media constructions, deeply disturbing portraits, and narrative tableaux—resists categorization and defies expectations, distinguishing Foulkes as a truly singular artist. LLYN FOULKES is organized by Hammer curator Ali Subotnick and will feature approximately 150 artworks from public and private collections in the U.S. and Europe, some of which have not been seen for decades. The exhibition will explore the entire scope of the artist’s career, including early cartoons and drawings, his macabre, emotionally-charged paintings of the early 1960s; his epic rock and postcard paintings of the late 1960s and early 1970s; his “bloody head” series of mutilated figures from the late 1970s through the present; his social commentary paintings targeting corporate America (especially Disney), which include his remarkable narrative tableaux that combine painting with woodworking, found materials, and thick mounds of mixed media, seamlessly blended into the painted surface to create a remarkable illusion of depth..."
Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
  • Bloody Head Box Series by Llyn Foulkes
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