Adam Pendleton Prints

Adam Pendleton‘s limited edition prints are a profound reflection of his approach to conceptual art, blending language, design, and historical references. His fine art prints, available for sale, invite viewers to engage with the complexities of identity and cultural narrative through a visually striking and intellectually stimulating lens.

Adam Pendleton, a conceptual artist based in New York, is celebrated for his dynamic, multi-disciplinary approach that utilizes a stark black-and-white palette. His artworks draw on influences from Dada, Conceptualism, Minimalism and the Black Arts Movement, presenting them through a distinct graphical lens. Pendleton’s practice spans painting, collage, appropriation, film, text, printmaking, and installations, all aimed at recontextualizing historical narratives. By breaking down conventional historical categories, he seeks to “imagine alternate presents” and challenge traditional perceptions. In his seminal Black Dada manifesto of 2008, Pendleton articulated his vision of history as “an endless variation, a machine upon which we can project ourselves and our ideas… it is our present moment.” Under the rubric of Black Dada, he investigates the intersections of Blackness, abstraction, and the avant-garde, exploring their entangled histories. Pendleton describes Black Dada as a fluid framing device that enables “a way of talking about the future while talking about the past. It’s about looking at Blackness as an open-ended idea that is not just related to notions of race.” Pendleton’s artwork, including his limited edition prints and paintings, serves as a powerful medium for this exploration, offering viewers new ways to engage with and understand the complexities of identity and historical narrative. Through his innovative use of various artistic mediums, Adam Pendleton invites audiences to consider broader, more inclusive perspectives on the past and its impact on contemporary cultural and social landscapes. Adam Pendleton‘s artwork has been exhibited internationally, notably at The Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Walker Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and the Tate Liverpool. Adam Pendleton was born in Richmond, Virginia (USA) in 1983.

“Pendleton is a rare artist in his ability to synthesise disciplines and mediums, and to steer with collaborators towards “total works,” which yet remain drafts of a larger essayistic practice. His works—like those of his many avant-garde forebears—are experimental in the truest sense. He sets up a laboratory in which our social and political desires can appear, however fleetingly. Historical materials (images, sounds, and printed language) become a point of departure for making present what cannot be grasped by representations of history (narratives, archives): the emergence of events and situations, which can only become known retroactively.” – T. Donovan, ‘Adam Pendleton‘, in BOMB Magazine, 2011

Auction record: US$605k, Christie’s, New York, 2022


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