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Silverpoint Trashcan No. 4, 2021
Silverpoint on paper
8" H x 7" W
Signed: On the back

$250

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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 modalities alluring. My most recent work exemplifies this: NYC garbage cans faithfully rendered in silverpoint and gold. I like the idea of art as alchemy and using an Old Master technique to turn garbage into gold. There's also an environmental crisis unfolding which, bearing witness to as an artist, means recording or acknowledging in some way. A focus on literal garbage makes sense in this context but also serves as a snapshot of where we are politically, and culturally, in the contemporary US. These drawings share roots with 20th century found poetry, and trash aesthetes like Rauschenberg and Picasso. Finally, silverpoint garbage cans speak to my own adoption and the transformative power of focus. How one person's trash can be another's treasure. And serious art can be found wherever serious artists search.
Additional Information
Additional Information

Artist: Phil Padwe

Type: Drawing

Material: on Paper

Price category: $0 to $500

Size category: Mini (less than 10”)

Orientation: Vertical

Colors: Silver, Purple

Shipping and Returns
Shipping and Returns

Shipping: $25 - Domestic, $100 - 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…