Digital pigment print on paper
58.5 cm x 50.8 cm [23 x 20 inches]
Edition of 20, signed and numbered recto.
About the work
The limited edition Black Cell, 2014 was created exclusively for the Whitechapel Gallery to accompany Halley’s works included in Adventures of the Black Square: Abstract Art and Society 1915 - 2015, 14th January – 6th April 2015.
About the artist
Peter Halley was born in New York in 1953. His earlier works, produced in the 1980’s, were signature Day-Glo, hard-edged paintings that acted as metaphors for the way in which social spaces have become delineated within the proliferating abstract nature of the technological world we now live in - as prisons or cells. As well as producing numerous site-specific installations for institutions such as The State University of New York, Buffalo (1998) and The Banco Suisso d’Italia Art Collection, Turin (2003), Halley has also written extensively about art and culture throughout his career and received the Frank Jewett Mather Award in 2001 from the College Art Association in the U.S.A for his critical writing. Halley was also Director of Graduate Studies in Painting and Printmaking at the Yale University School of Art from 2002 to 2011, lecturing at The Art Institute of Chicago and the American Academy in Rome among other institutions.
Halley lives and works in New York, USA and his works are held in the collections of MoMA, The Tate, Guggenheim and Art Plural Gallery.
Halley has exhibited extensively world-wide, a selection includes solo shows at The Musee d'Art Contemporain, Bordeaux (1991); The Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid (1992); Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam (1992); Des Moines Art Center (1992); Dallas Museum of Art (1995); Museum of Modern Art, New York (1997); Kitakyushu Municipal Museum of Art (1998); Museum Folkwang, Essen (1998) and T he Butler Institute of American Art (1999).
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