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Ward Shelley

Title & Date: Downtown Body Print (2009)
Material: Photolithography
Dimensions: 36" x 21.5"
Edition: 106 of 200

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"Downtown Body Print" by Ward Shelley

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"Downtown Body" is a portrait of New York’s avant garde cultural landscape. Downtown is the success story of New York’s art world, both critical and commercial. It’s valuable, so it’s hyped. It’s Downtown Story: the Movie. It’s a nostalgic myth, but it is a self-fulfilling prophesy. It’s a default artistic strategy, it’s a lifestyle cliche. It’s an epic, it’s a cycle, it’s a narcissistic revery, it’s just more exploitation. It’s fun and there’s profit to be made.

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  1. Todd Florio bid $160.00 on 2012-11-27 20:57:06 [auto]
  2. Jennifer Galatioto bid $140.00 on 2012-11-27 20:57:06
  3. Todd Florio bid $120.00 on 2012-11-23 18:09:40
  4. Jodie Dinapoli bid $100.00 on 2012-11-20 16:26:02

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Description: Downtown Body is a portrait of New York’s avant garde cultural landscape. Downtown is the success story of New York’s art world, both critical and commercial. It’s valuable, so it’s hyped. It’s Downtown Story: the Movie. It’s a nostalgic myth, but it is a self-fulfilling prophesy. It’s a default artistic strategy, it’s a lifestyle cliche. It’s an epic, it’s a cycle, it’s a narcissistic revery, it’s just more exploitation. It’s fun and there’s profit to be made.

Artist Biography:
 Brooklyn-based artist Ward Shelley specializes in large projects that freely mix sculpture and performance. Utilizing eclectic influences and a variety of media, Shelley’s installations defy classification. Over the last five years, Shelley has concentrated on bizarre functioning architectural pieces in which he lives and works during the exhibition, monitored with live surveillance video equipment.  Shelley also works on a series of diagramatic paintings, timelines of art-related subjects such as the careers of artists working in de-materialized media and the history of art scenes. Shelley’s work is in a number of museum collections including the Museum of Modern Art, the Brooklyn Art Museum, and The Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art. Last year Shelley received a painting and Sculpture award from the Joan Mitchell foundation, and has been a fellow of the American Academy in Rome since 2006. He has received NYFA and NEA fellowships in sculpture and new media categories, a Bessie Award for installation art, as well as private foundation grants from the Jerome Foundation and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation. He is represented by Pierogi Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.