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Recycler​,​ 1, 2021
Silverpoint on paper
14" H x 20" W
Framed: black metal frame

$750

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Estimated arrival: Oct 1 - 8


Description
Description
I enjoy the marriage of apparent opposites and find the challenge of reconciling mutually exclusive ideas and modalities alluring. My recent work exemplifies this: NYC garbage cans, and the people who frequent them, faithfully rendered in silverpoint and gold. I love the idea of art as alchemy and using an Old Master techniques to literally turn garbage into gold. I also appreciate that these drawings share roots with 20th century found poetry and trash aesthetes like Rauschenberg and Picasso. On a personal level silverpoint garbage cans also speak to my adoption and the transformative power of focus. That something as commonplace and disposable as literal garbage can become meaningful, or even beautiful; through sheer will and focus; is a metaphor for my existence. I was conceived illegitimately and born in shame; but one person's trash is another's treasure. And serious art can be found wherever serious artists care to find it.
Additional Information
Additional Information

Artist: Phil Padwe

Type: Drawing

Material: on Paper

Price category: $500 to $1,500

Size category: Small (10” to 20”), Medium (20” to 40”)

Orientation: Horizontal

Colors: Silver, Purple

Shipping and Returns
Shipping and Returns

Shipping: $75 - Domestic, $150 - International

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Estimated arrival: Oct 1 - 8

Returns: Returns are accepted if shipped within 7 days of being received by the client. Art buyer is responsible for return shipping expenses unless the artwork is materially different than presented on this page. If you believe this is the case, please contact Sugarlift to help resolve the issue.


Phil Padwe

Phil Padwe

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I was born in Texas and raised in New York and there is a duality in me reflected in the work: Irish Catholic (by blood) and Jewish Agnostic (by adoption); equally attracted to both…