Andy Dixon. Ship Painting, 2021

Andy Dixon
Ship Painting, 2021
Hahnemühle Cotton Rag 300gsm
35 Color hand pulled silk screen
32.5 × 26.5 in / 83 × 67cm
Edition of 50 + 6 APs
Hand signed and numbered by the artist
$850 USD

Andy Dixon explores themes of decadence, patronage, and the relationship between art and wealth. He draws inspiration from such opulent artifacts as Flemish still-lifes, Versace silk shirts, and auction house objects. By layering historical references with contemporary social commentary, Dixon plays with the tropes of art history and questions the inherent value in luxuries from past and present. An underlying self-deprecation stirs beneath the surface of his candy-colored canvases – a poignant study in the psychology of value.

A brief description from the artist:

“The classic ship painting, a tired trope we’ve all seen at yard sales, in antique stores, on the walls of ‘man caves’, has become an everyday image which my work, like Warhol’s soup cans, transforms into icons of popular culture. It’s not about the ship, it’s about the painting of the ship.”

Available for purchaseThursday November 17 at 9am PSTat