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Keith Edmier, The Kelly Bag (Salmacis)

Keith Edmier

The Kelly Bag (Salmacis)

2015

Glass, dental acrylic, polyurethane, acrylic paint, and silk on limestone base

11.5 x 19 x 12 inches

29.2 x 48.3 x 30.5 cm

Edition 3/3, 1 AP

$75,000

plaster cast of Farrah Fawcett's face

Keith Edmier

Edmier imagines  [Farrah Fawcett (1970s), Actor/Artist]

2017

Plaster

13 x 7 x 5.5 inches

33 x 17.8 x 14 cm

Edition 1/1

$8,000

plaster cast of Jeff Goldbum's face

Keith Edmier

Edmier imagines  [Jeff Goldblum, Actor]

2017

plaster

11.5 x 7 x 7 inches

29.2 x 17.8 x 17.8 cm

Edition 1/1

$8,000

plaster cast of Clint Eastwood's face

Keith Edmier

Edmier imagines  [Clint Eastwood, Actor/Director/Producer]

2017

plaster

12.5 x 7.5 x 7 inches

31.8 x 19.1 x 17.8 cm

Edition 1/1

$8,000

plaster cast of Keith Edmier's face as a thirteen year old.

Keith Edmier

Edmier imagines  [Keith Edmier, Age 13]

2017

plaster

11.5 x 4.25 x 4.5 inches

29.2 x 10.8 x 11.4 cm

Edition 1/1

$8,000

plaster cast of Matthew Blarney's face

Keith Edmier

Edmier imagines  [Matthew Barney, Artist]

2017

plaster

11 x 5 x 5 inches

27.9 x 12.7 x 12.7 cm

Edition 1/1

$8,000

Framed work on wall, there are flowers in a semi-circle shape on a blue background

Keith Edmier

[In the Style of] GPK (Virtue)

2015

Dental acrylic, acrylic paint

Framed Dimensions: 40.5 x 48.5 x 4 inches; 102.9 x 123.2 x 10.2 cm

Image Dimensions: 32 x 40 inches; 81.3 x 101.6 cm

$40,000

Framed work on wall, there are flowers in a semi-circle shape on a yellow background

Keith Edmier

[In the Style of] GPK (Emulation)

2015

Dental acrylic, acrylic paint

Framed Dimensions: 40.5 x 48.5 x 4 inches; 102.9 x 123.2 x 10.2 cm

Image Dimensions: 32 x 40 inches; 81.3 x 101.6 cm

$40,000

Keith Edmier, Still Life with Poppies (Tommaso Salini, C. 1610 - 20)

Keith Edmier

Still Life with Poppies (Tommaso Salini, C. 1610 - 20)

2018

Dental acrylic, acrylic paint, majolica

14.57 x 16.14 x 16.14 inches

37 x 41 x 41 cm

$50,000

Keith Edmier, Vase of Flowers and Basin (Carlo Dolci, 1662)

Keith Edmier

Vase of Flowers and Basin (Carlo Dolci, 1662)

2018

Dental acrylic, polyurethane, acrylic paint, majolica

12.2 x 14.96 x 12.2 inches

31 x 38 x 31 cm

$50,000

Keith Edmier, The Lute Player (Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio C. 1596)

Keith Edmier

The Lute Player (Michelangelo Merisi Da Caravaggio C. 1596)

2018

Dental acrylic, polyurethane, acrylic paint, majolica

20.08 x 12.2 x 12.2 inches

51 x 31 x 31 cm

$50,000

Installation view from Edmier's exhibition at Frans Hal Museum in 2013. Fesatures Pink beverly edmier sculpture in foreground, white sculpture of woman in the middle ground and pink alien sculpture in the background.

Keith Edmier, Frans Hals Museum Haarlem, 2013, Installation view

 

 

 

 


THERE WAS A PERIOD OF INTENSE SELF-REFLECTION WHEN I FIRST MOVED TO NEW YORK IN THE 90S, WHICH WAS CLEARLY EVIDENT IN THE OBJECTS I PRODUCED; BUT PERSONAL HISTORY HAS BEEN (AND CONTINUES TO BE) A BASIC THREAD THROUGHOUT MY WORK.

Jade Dellinger, A Conversation with Keith Edmier: Storytelling as Life Cycle, Sculpture, September 2015

Keith Edmier (b. 1967, Chicago, IL) currently lives and works in New York. He received his B.F.A. in 1986 from the California Institute of the Arts.

With a background in special-effects makeup and film, Edmier went on to become influenced by neo-conceptualist and appropriation art during his time at California Institue of the Arts. Using many different mediums, Edmier blends pop culture and autobiographical references, recreating his personal history in an uncanny way with the simultaneous nostalgia and humor of his present perspective. Edmier famously collaborated with Farrah Fawcett in 2000, producing several sculptures. photograpghs and drawings. As Edmier idolized Fawcett, he also saw Grace Kelly as the ultimate American godess and in 2015 he created The Kelly Bag (Salmacis) from blown glass and inserted a coy of her wedding bouquet of lily of the valley, made from dental acrylic and polyurethane. About the bag he said, "I liked the idea of this almost becoming a surrogate womb, and obviously she kind of represents an American goddess and princess."

Edmier has shown his work internationally at many galleries and institutions. He has had solo exhibitions at the the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands (2013), the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh (2003), the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2002, The University at Albany Art Museum (2008) and CCS Bard College (2007) in New York, at Neugerriemschneider Gallery in Berlin (2000).

His work was featured in the 2002 Whitney Biennial in New York, and in group exhibitions at the Sculpture Center in New York (2013), the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis (2012), Kunstwerke in Berlin (2007), Tate Modern in London (2007) and Tate Liverpool (2005), Museum of Contemporary Art in Rome (2007), and Kunsthalle Vienna (2004) and Migros Museum in Zurich (2004), and is in the collections of such major museums as the Tate Gallery, London; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and the Israel Museum.

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