Gregg Gibbs
VERY APPROPRIATE, 2017
Acrylic on canvas

Vik Muniz

Standard at Night (after Ed Ruscha), 2008

36" x 67"

Elaine Sturtevant

1965

Acrylic and silkscreen inks on canvas

 

 

Vik Muniz

Standard Station (after Ed Ruscha), 2008

51" x 95"

Vik Muniz

Burning Standard (after Ed Ruscha), 2008

 

Richard Pettibone
Picasso, In the Studio, 1954/1975
Silkscreen and oil on canvas

Mike Bidlo

No Title, "Not Pollock", 1983

Acrylic on canvas

 

Liza Lou

Campbell’s Soup Tomato, 1992

Papier-mâché and glass beads

 

 

 

Gregg Gibbs

Very Soupy, 2012

Acrylic on canvas

Ed Kienholz

The Block Head, 1979

Pumice construction block, Fresnel lens system, wood, leather and transistor radio

Guy Overfelt

Bouteille Gravee Bong (After Picasso), 2015/17

Glazed and engraved porcelain

17.5 x 6 x 6 inches

Guy Overfelt

Aztec Bong with Four Faces (After Picasso), 2015/17

Glazed and engraved porcelain

20 x 9 x 9 inches

Sherrie Levine
Not Edward Weston,  c. 1990
Gelatin silver print

Keith Haring

Andy Mouse I, 1986

Silkscreen

Mike Kelley

Bowling Ball, Bag, Shirt, and Catalog, 1991

Mixed media

Cameron Jamie 

Mr. Clean, 1991

Mixed media

John Colao 

Pain Peint (non), after Man Ray, 2017

Mixed media

Tom Marioni

Green Hotel Entrance, 2006

Paint on copper

 

Hugh Brown

After Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948) Vista Theatre (Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2), 1992 

Digital type RA-4 print

Mike Bidlo

Not Brancusi, 1984 / 1991

Plaster cast on marble base

 

 

Mike Bidlo 

Not The Treachery of Images, (after Magritte), c.1985

Graphite on Paper

Gregg Gibbs

Not Observatory Time: The Lovers (after Man Ray ), 2017

Acrylic on canvas

Stephen Verona
Not Jeremiah Johnson
Unique archival ink jet prints on canvas

 

Hugh Brown

Child with toy chainsaw in Griffith Park, Los Angeles, 1962 

After Diane Arbus

Gelatin silver print

Stephen Verona
First Shot
Unique archival ink jet prints on canvas

 

Gregg Gibbs

Not The Bride Stripped Bare by Her Bachelors, Even (Large Glass), 1915-23 | 2015

Oil, varnish, metal, wood and plexiglas

Tom Marioni

War Horse, 1994

Etching

 

Alexis Smith

Constance, 1994

Mixed media collage

Gregg Gibbs after Marcel Duchamp

Fresh Window, 1920/2015

Oil on wood and glass readymade

 

John Geary

Bruce Not Bruce, 2003/2017

Parafin wax

Bill Barminski

Lies, c. 1990

Acrylic and enamel on canvas

Bill Barminkski

Gyration Subscription, 1995 

Enamel, plaster on canvas

Mr. Fish

Guernica, 2012

Graphite on paper, collage on board

Valetin Popov

St. Superman, 2009

Mixed media

Valentin Popov

Wonder Woman, 2009

Mixed media

Valentin Popov

St. Batman, 2009

Mixed media

David Jones

Lost & Found, 2007

Mixed media

RJ Berman

Vote Bernie, 2016

Silkscreen on paper

 

Jorg Dubin

Not Self Portrait, Francis Bacon, 2017

Oil on linen

Jorg Dubin

Not Self Portrait, Lucien Freud, 2017

Oil on linen

Jim Shaw
My Mirage, 1986
Lithograph

 

John Colao 
Julian Wasser Playing Chess with a Nude, 2016/2017
Archival pigment print, mounted to dibond


 

Gregg Gibbs

Not Andy Warhol, Pepper Pot, 2013

Acrylic on canvas

Gary Palmer

Pretty in Pink, (after de Kooning)

Charcol and acrylic on canvas

Martabel Wasserman

For Jill, After Barbara Kruger, 2016

Digital collage on paper

Gregg Gibbs / Ara Bevacqua after Marcel Duchamp

A Bruit Secret, 2016 

Mixed media

Richard Prince

Skull Bunny, 1991

Screenprint on paper bag

Jeff Koons

Puppy Vase, 1998

White glazed porcelain vase

Ronnie Cutrone

Woody, 1987

Watercolor on paper

Joseph Kosuth
One Only Finishes the Finished Work, 1997 
Serigraph and hot stamping on Coventry Rag Vellum
From the Leo Castelli 90th Birthday Portfolio
 

Ronnie Cutrone

Tweety/Swordfish 1987

Found blow-up toys

 

Dennis Mukai

Hommage á Magritte, 2016

Acrylic and varnish on masonite

Mary Bakal

Not Duchamp, Not Double Exposure, 2016

Graphite on paper

 

Mary Bakal

Not Rrrose Sélavy, 2016

Graphite on paper

 

Mary Bakal

Not Duchamp’s Haircut, 2016

Graphite on paper

Mary Bakal

Not Man Ray, Self Portrait, 2016

Graphite on paper

Ben Talbert

Tar Baby, 1963

Mixed media

 

Gary Palmer

Untitled (after Duchamp's Father), 2016

Acrylic on canvas

 

John Waters

Self-Portrait, 1994

Chromogenic prints

Hugh Brown

Keith Haring "Untitled", 1985

Screenprint on paper

Gregg Gibbs

HEY YOU!  (after Lichtenstein), 2016

Acrylic on canvas

 

 

Lutz Bacher 
Pumpkin, 1992
Acrylic on canvas

 

VERY APPROPRIATE

June 24 – August 26, 2017

Opening Reception - Saturday June 24 from 5-8pm

ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY is pleased to present VERY APPROPRIATE, a group exhibition of artists who use Appropriation of established art and imagery as a base for their interpretations and manipulations. This exhibition features the far and wide, repeated, mundane, everyday images from popular culture that are now tightly woven into our Modern Art History.

Appropriation in art and art history refers to the practice of artists using pre-existing objects or images in their art with little transformation of the original. The most historic known examples of appropriation vary from Warhol's infamous soup cans to a urinal found object by Marcel Duchamp to the illustrative Standard Stations by Ed Ruscha - all works have been exhibited, filmed, and countlessly written about in the world of art and Appropriation. These historical works are re-visited here, in Very Appropriate, by countless artists from the contemporary realm of Appropriation. The exhibition is boundless in media, featuring works in ceramics, photography, paint and found objects (coat hangers, basketballs, urinals and the like). 

Featuring works by:

Mike Bidlo, Vik Muniz, Elaine Sturtevant, Richard Pettibone, Richard Prince, Ronnie Cutrone, Liza Lou, Gregg Gibbs, Hugh Brown, Gary Palmer, Mary Bakal, Cameron Jamie, Keith Haring, Tom Marioni, Stephen Verona, Valentin Popov, Lutz Bacher, David Jones, John Colao,Richard Prince, Jeff Koons, John Geary, Jorg Dubin, Alexis Smith, John Waters, Nick Agid, Guy Overfelt, Ara Bevacqua, Dennis Mukai, Martabel Wasserman & others.