Purple Haze

Purple Haze

Price: $6,000.00

Framing not included


Pigment Print on Aluminum Core
Edition Size:
92.7 x 61.0 (36.5 x 24.0 in)

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About the Artwork

Gary Simmons references film, architecture, and American popular culture in paintings and drawings that address race, class, and memory on both personal and collective levels. Using his technical feature of “erasure drawings” he creates apocalyptic landscapes giving sensation of a lonely atmosphere, the letters have a ghostly appearance even as they're burning.

"My aim is to integrate the theoretical with the beautiful to create stunning objects.”

Gary Simmons

The burning and reflecting on the mirroring surface of this unreal background text of "Purple Haze" reinforces the mysterious quality of Simmons’ imagery while suggesting movement, the fleetingness of time, the pliability of history, and the inevitable fading of both cultural and personal memory.

About the printing Technique

Weng Contemporary Pigment

The term "pigment print" is used generally for any type of printed image that uses strictly pigments. Pigments can be either on a mineral basis or they can be an artificial product. The image stability of pigment printing is superior to that of any other method of printing.