A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Where Did I Go Wrong?, dated 1991.

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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Dates
April 29June 24, 2017
Artist
Llyn Foulkes
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Nob Hill, dated 1964 to 1965.

Llyn Foulkes

Nob Hill, 1964-1965
Acrylic on canvas
65 1/2 x 107 1/4 inches (166.4 x 272.4 cm)
A drawing by Llyn Foulkes, titled Death Valley. Calif., dated 1964.

Llyn Foulkes

Death Valley. Calif., 1964
Oil and acrylic on canvas
63 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches (161.3 x 158.1 cm)
An untitled painting by Llyn Foulkes, dated 1963.

Llyn Foulkes

Untitled, 1963
Oil, acrylic, and crayon on canvas
60 x 63 1/2 inches (152.4 x 161.3 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled Carte Postale, dated 1975.

Llyn Foulkes

Carte Postale, 1975
Mixed media on board
20 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches (52.1 x 44.1 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled The Last Postcard, dated 1975.

Llyn Foulkes

The Last Postcard, 1975
Mixed media on board in artist's frame
13 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches (34 x 28.6 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde, dated 1974.

Llyn Foulkes

Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde, 1974
Mixed media on board
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches (27 x 36.5 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled The Splash, dated 1984.

Llyn Foulkes

The Splash, 1984
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 96 inches (182.9 x 243.8 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Big Sur, dated 1984.

Llyn Foulkes

Big Sur, 1984
Mixed media on canvas
108 5/8 x 65 3/4 inches (275.9 x 167 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Who's on Third?, dated 1971 to 1973.

Llyn Foulkes

Who's on Third?, 1971-1973
Oil on board
48 5/8 x 39 1/8 inches (123.5 x 99.4 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Art Official, dated 1985.

Llyn Foulkes

Art Official, 1985
Mixed media on board
54 3/4 x 45 1/2 inches (139.1 x 115.6 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled Paulo, dated 1985.

Llyn Foulkes

Paulo, 1985
Mixed media on board in artist's frame
14 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (36.8 x 32.1 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Where Did I Go Wrong, dated 1991.

Llyn Foulkes

Where Did I Go Wrong?, 1991
Oil and mixed media on board
74 1/8 x 56 3/4 inches (188.3 x 144.1 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled To Ub Iwerks (Portrait of Walt Disney), dated 1995.

Llyn Foulkes

To Ub Iwerks (Portrait of Walt Disney), 1995
Mixed media on board in artist's frame
25 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches (64.8 x 55.6 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Self Portrait. End of the Dream, dated 2002.

Llyn Foulkes

Self Portrait. End of the Dream, 2002
Mixed media on board
21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches (54.6 x 43.8 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Portrait of Walt Disney, dated 2004 to 2005.

Llyn Foulkes

Portrait of Walt Disney, 2004-2005
Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on board
20 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (52.1 x 41.9 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Old Glory, dated 2001 to 2003.

Llyn Foulkes

Old Glory, 1996/2001-2003
Oil and mixed media on board in artist's frame
39 3/4 x 46 1/8 inches (101 x 117.2 cm)
A drawing by Llyn Foulkes, titled Death Valley. Calif., dated 1964.

Llyn Foulkes

Death Valley. Calif., 1964
Oil and acrylic on canvas
63 1/2 x 62 1/4 inches (161.3 x 158.1 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled The Splash, dated 1984.

Llyn Foulkes

The Splash, 1984
Acrylic on canvas
72 x 96 inches (182.9 x 243.8 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Nob Hill, dated 1964 to 1965.

Llyn Foulkes

Nob Hill, 1964-1965
Acrylic on canvas
65 1/2 x 107 1/4 inches (166.4 x 272.4 cm)
An untitled painting by Llyn Foulkes, dated 1963.

Llyn Foulkes

Untitled, 1963
Oil, acrylic, and crayon on canvas
60 x 63 1/2 inches (152.4 x 161.3 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Art Official, dated 1985.

Llyn Foulkes

Art Official, 1985
Mixed media on board
54 3/4 x 45 1/2 inches (139.1 x 115.6 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Who's on Third?, dated 1971 to 1973.

Llyn Foulkes

Who's on Third?, 1971-1973
Oil on board
48 5/8 x 39 1/8 inches (123.5 x 99.4 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Old Glory, dated 2001 to 2003.

Llyn Foulkes

Old Glory, 1996/2001-2003
Oil and mixed media on board in artist's frame
39 3/4 x 46 1/8 inches (101 x 117.2 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled Carte Postale, dated 1975.

Llyn Foulkes

Carte Postale, 1975
Mixed media on board
20 1/2 x 17 3/8 inches (52.1 x 44.1 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled The Last Postcard, dated 1975.

Llyn Foulkes

The Last Postcard, 1975
Mixed media on board in artist's frame
13 3/8 x 11 1/4 inches (34 x 28.6 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Where Did I Go Wrong, dated 1991.

Llyn Foulkes

Where Did I Go Wrong?, 1991
Oil and mixed media on board
74 1/8 x 56 3/4 inches (188.3 x 144.1 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled To Ub Iwerks (Portrait of Walt Disney), dated 1995.

Llyn Foulkes

To Ub Iwerks (Portrait of Walt Disney), 1995
Mixed media on board in artist's frame
25 1/2 x 21 7/8 inches (64.8 x 55.6 cm)

Llyn Foulkes

Los Flores, 2006
Mixed media on board
11 5/8 x 13 5/8 inches (29.5 x 34.6 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled Paulo, dated 1985.

Llyn Foulkes

Paulo, 1985
Mixed media on board in artist's frame
14 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches (36.8 x 32.1 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Portrait of Walt Disney, dated 2004 to 2005.

Llyn Foulkes

Portrait of Walt Disney, 2004-2005
Oil, acrylic, and mixed media on board
20 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches (52.1 x 41.9 cm)
A collage by Llyn Foulkes, titled Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde, dated 1974.

Llyn Foulkes

Esther, Maiden of Mesa Verde, 1974
Mixed media on board
10 5/8 x 14 3/8 inches (27 x 36.5 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Big Sur, dated 1984.

Llyn Foulkes

Big Sur, 1984
Mixed media on canvas
108 5/8 x 65 3/4 inches (275.9 x 167 cm)
A painting by Llyn Foulkes, titled Self Portrait. End of the Dream, dated 2002.

Llyn Foulkes

Self Portrait. End of the Dream, 2002
Mixed media on board
21 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches (54.6 x 43.8 cm)

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