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"FUCK OFF FUCK it" (2012) is a tour-de force oil on panel painting by internationally famed American Contemporary abstract artist Bill Fisher (US, b. 1957). This work is a major example of the large-scale works by Fisher defined by unique totemic and language based compositions that conflate abstraction, minimalism, urban art and outsider art in a powerful, ironic and subversive manner that are singular to Fisher. "FUCK OFF FUCK it" is based on a muted, yet saturated palette that incorporates scribbles and imagery in brighter colors. In the upper right corner of the painting Fisher has stenciled imperative expletives. Inspired by the text-based works of Chris Wool, as well as the work of Twombly and Basquiat. The result is a museum level-work by Fisher at 48 x 48 inches (122 x 122 cm) and is in perfect condition.

The work of the artist is in select Private, Museum and Corporate Collections including the Collection of Sidney and Frances Lewis, The Erie Museum of Fine Arts, The Federal Reserve Bank, and three paintings were selected to hang in the formal Washington D.C. office of Virginia State Senator Jim Webb to represent the art of all of Virginia. Fisher is represented in New York by the prestigious O.K. Harris Gallery, and was signed by esteemed gallerist Ivan Karp, the legendary early director of the Leo Castelli Gallery, NY. It was Karp who discovered Fisher's work nearly 10 years ago and signed him immediately, recognizing that his abstract paintings are a unique compilation of visual information, appropriated diagrams, icons and signage that are singular in their manner of expression and composition. Fisher was awarded the V.M.F.A. Professional Fellowship Award in 2010. He received his M.F.A from Radford University, and lives and works in Richmond, VA, US.

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Provenance:
  • The Studio of the Artist, US.
  • Pickup Location: Virginia, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 48 in. (121.92 x 121.92 cm.)
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