Elizabeth Peyton Prints

Discover the enchanting realm of contemporary art through the lens of Elizabeth Peyton, a distinguished American artist celebrated for her captivating portraiture. Her limited edition prints, including linocuts, etchings, and lithographs, available for sale, beautifully convey her intimate and emotive artistic style.

Elizabeth Peyton, born in 1965 in Connecticut, is widely regarded as one of the most influential contemporary painters, particularly noted for her pivotal role in the resurgence of figuration in the mid-1990s. Peyton specializes in small-scale artworks that predominantly feature portraits, alongside still lifes and landscapes. Her portraits – which include depictions of friends, lovers, and cultural figures such as Kurt Cobain, David Bowie, Frederick Douglass, and Barack Obama – are executed with fluid brushstrokes and nuanced detailing, capturing a unique intimacy and emotional depth. Elizabeth Peyton employs a variety of sources for her artworks, working from both life and images found in books, magazines, record covers, and music videos, as well as her own private photographs. This approach allows her to merge personal observation with the broader cultural imagery of her subjects, imbuing her portraits with a sense of familiarity yet personal connection. Her artwork explores themes of idolatry and obsession, reflecting on how art and mass media influence our perceptions and emotional responses to the figures depicted. Additionally, Elizabeth Peyton’s fine art prints extend the reach of her paintings, allowing a wider audience to engage with her nuanced exploration of figuration. These figurative-abstract prints preserve the delicate and intimate qualities of her original paintings, while making her nuanced portraits more accessible to collectors and enthusiasts of contemporary art. Through both the medium of print and painting, Elizabeth Peyton continues to have a profound impact on the contemporary art scene, redefining how personal and cultural imagery is portrayed in modern portraiture. Her contributions to the field are highlighted by solo exhibitions at leading institutions like the National Portrait Gallery in London, the New Museum in New York, the Bonnefanten Museum in Maastricht and the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis.

Auction record: US$2.1m, Sotheby’s, 2021


 

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