Lot Details

This lot includes 4 soft packs of single serving Designer Drugs YSL, Hermes, Chanel, and LV, each measuring 14 x 14 inches (35.6 x 35.6 cm), and is an edition of 15 in excellent condition.

Desire Obtain Cherish, also known as DOC, as well as Jonathan Paul, is an Los Angeles based artist who has emerged out of the street art scene in the early 2000 and has since explored the themes of contemporary culture. Here in "Designer Drugs (YSL, Hermes, Chanel, LV; Soft packs of 4 single servings)" (2013) the artist depicts the obsessions of drugs, media, and popular culture, appropriating the branded designs of the most desired labels in fashion. These pill shaped objects represent the values and present day utopian ideals of the American middle-class, exposing our education to desire, to obtain, and to cherish these ultimately subversive objects.

The artist chose his name out of graduate school at Parsons School of Design to further underscore the social commentary of his art. Inspired by such artists as Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Jeff Koons and Banksy, as well as marketing and advertisements, the artists uses symbolism through iconic objects to comment on society. Desire Obtain Cherish has exhibited at Scope International Art Show, Art Basel Miami Beach, The Palm Beach Art Fair, UNIX Fine Art gallery in Miami, with a solo show in London during the 2012 Summer Olympics, and a current solo exhibition at KM Fine Arts beginning March 15, 2013.

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  • Private Collection, California, US.
  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 14 x 14 in. (35.56 x 35.56 cm.)
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