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"Mike (Black)" portrays legendary boxer Mike Tyson's head in a picture plane crowded with Warhol-esque logos and advertisements. This work by contemporary artist Greg Gossel shows the influence of artists such as Roy Lichtenstein and Jean-Michel Basquiat.

Greg Gossel (b. 1982) is a contemporary American artist best known for his mixed-media works that explore the interplay of word and image. While at school, Gossel studied graphic design, a background whose influence is visible in the multivalent work he creates. Gossel's work has been exhibited throughout the US and abroad, including San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, and London. His commercial clients include Burton Snowboards, Stussy, and Interscope Records, and his work has been published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Juxtapoz Art & Culture Magazine, Artslant, Artful Living, and ROJO Magazine. Greg currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: Along the edges of the canvas (this happened when the artist carefully removed the stretcher bars from the canvas after an exhibition.)
Degree: Minor
Date: Unavailable – contact Specialist for details
Notes: There are small staple holes where the canvas wrapped around the stretcher bars.
Winning bidder may wish to re-stretch it.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: California, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 42 x 36 in. (106.68 x 91.44 cm.)
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