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From the artist's ongoing series Until the Kingdom Comes, Simen Johan's Untitled #136 (Foxes) offers a snapshot of our natural world in eerie repose. In the series, the Norwegian-born artist creates scenes that are at once familiar and otherworldly by first photographing his subjects, a wide variety of animals, at zoos, museums and nature preserves and then digitally altering their habitats, seamlessly re-situating them into new environments. In their new environment, the foxes appear mysteriously human, assuming anthropomorphic postures and facial expressions. Untitled #136 (Foxes), along with the other stitched-together images that comprise the series, therefore offers a paradoxical view of nature that confuses the natural with the artificial.

Framing: Ash Frame, Van Dyke crystals finish; strainer with lap-jointed crossbars; mounted face-in to plexi at GL Laminating; back with Coroplast

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Publication: UNTIL THE KINGDOM COMES Published: 2014 Limited Edition of 750 Copies 12.5x15.5 Inches, 28 Four-Color Plates, 64 Pages, Loose Leaf Printed in Italy on 120GSM Cyclus Offset 100% Post Consumer Waste Paper ISBN 978-0-615-85587-5 Special Edition of 75. Signed, Numbered and Presented in a Clothbound Clamshell Box Available Online Only
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  • Yossi Milo Gallery, Inc.
David Winton Bell Gallery
Brown University
Until the Kingdom Comes
November 17, 2012 - February 17, 2013

Yossi Milo Gallery
Until the Kingdom Comes
November 3-December 23, 2011

(Also, Pollock Gallery, Dallas, TX; Frist Center for the Visual Arts, Nashville, TN; 21c Museum, Louisville, KY)

First Showing:
Yossi Milo Gallery
Until the Kingdom Comes
March 2–April 1, 2006

  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 64 x 64 x 2.5 in. (162.56 x 162.56 x 6.35 cm.)
  • Framed Under: Plexi
Accepted: Wire Transfer, Check
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