Llyn Foulkes

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of major works by Los Angeles-based artist Llyn Foulkes, on view at 533 West 19th Street in New York. Including exemplary works from 1964 to 2005, the exhibition comprises three series that define Foulkes's six-decade-long career: mountainous landscapes, "bloody head" portraits, and narrative tableaux.

 

Foulkes's singular oeuvre has inhabited and excavated the remains of the American West and its attendant promise of freedom and prosperity. Probing a once wondrous frontier, now rendered a wasteland, Foulkes exposes the American Dream as co-opted by an increasingly commercialized, corporatized, and militarized society. The landscape of the American West features prominently throughout his works, signifying both the once-cherished myth and subsequent failure of the American Dream.

 

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Location

533 West 19th Street
New York
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Dates

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Artist

Llyn Foulkes
Llyn Foulkes
Nob Hill, 1964-1965
65 1/2 x 107 1/4 inches (166.4 x 272.4 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Death Valley. Calif., 1964
63 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches (161.3 x 158.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Untitled, 1963
60 x 63 1/2 inches (152.4 x 161.3 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Carte Postale, 1975
20 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches (52.1 x 44.1 cm)
Available
On reserve
Llyn Foulkes
The Last Postcard, 1975
13 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches (34 x 28.6 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde, 1974
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches (27 x 36.5 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
The Splash, 1984
72 x 96 inches (182.9 x 243.8 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Big Sur, 1984
108 5/8 x 65 3/4 inches (275.9 x 167 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Who's on Third?, 1971-1973
48 5/8 x 39 1/8 inches (123.5 x 99.4 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Art Official, 1985
55 x 46 inches (139.7 x 116.8 cm)
Available
On reserve
Llyn Foulkes
Paulo, 1985
14 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (36.8 x 32.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Where Did I Go Wrong?, 1991
74 1/8 x 56 3/4 inches (188.3 x 144.1 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
To Ub Iwerks (Portrait of Walt Disney), 1995
25 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches (64.8 x 55.6 cm)
Llyn Foulkes
Self Portrait. End of the Dream, 2002
21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches (54.6 x 43.8 cm)
Available
On reserve
Llyn Foulkes
Portrait of Walt Disney, 2004-2005
20 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (52.1 x 41.9 cm)
Available
On reserve
Llyn Foulkes
Old Glory, 1996/2001-2003
39 3/4 x 46 1/8 inches (101 x 117.2 cm)

The 2014 documentary Llyn Foulkes: One Man Band by Tamar Halpern and Chris Quilty covers seven years of the artist's life when he was in his 70s. Featuring Dennis Hopper among its interviewees, the film shows Foulkes's painstaking creation and recreation of two paintings, The Lost Frontier and The Awakening.