Sam McKinniss - Wild America

by Sam McKinniss


Sam McKinniss
Wild America

30.5 x 23 cm
12 1/8 x 9 1/8 in
JTT & Almine Rech

ISBN 978-0-578-63620-7

Sam McKinniss (born in 1985 in Northfield, USA) sources his works from images of recent pop cultural phenomena he finds using Google Image Search, such as the much celebrated and widely discussed portrait of Prince, painted, and exhibited in New York immediately following the beloved pop star's untimely death. He is inspired by themes or narratives focusing on romance or tragedy, beauty, perversion, innocence, and its destruction. Most often his paintings are portraits of celebrities such as movie stars and musicians, while at other times he finds landscapes or animals as suitable subject matter.

This catalogue is published by JTT & Almine Rech, in conjunction with Sam McKinniss' exhibition 'Jonathan Taylor Thomas' held at JTT, New York, from February 12 to March 22, 2020.

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