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The things we do for love (so proud so alone)

The things we do for love (so proud so alone), 2014 - Parker Ito

The things we do for love (so proud so alone), 2014

Parker Ito  

Print, Work on paper
44.5 x 57.5 cm / 17.52 x 22.64 inch
Edition of 50 copies, signed and numbered by the artist.

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  • Medium: Silkscreen print over digital pigment print.
  • This work is unframed.
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about this work

The things we do for love (so proud so alone) (2014) is part of a larger narrative present in Parker's work, in which Parker Ito is portrayed as Joan of Arc - a concept which first emerged when Parker attempted to produce stylistic copies of Rudolf Stingel paintings. Ito was particularly attracted to an image of a sculpture of Joan of Arc, which then became the subject matter. Halfway through the production of the paintings, he started placing himself in the works as Joan of Arc. The print refers to the moment after Ito's White Cube show, where the artist is exhausted and experiences a postpartum-like depression. The objects featured in the work refer directly to this show.

The things we do for love (so proud so alone) was published on the occasion of the Beware Wet Paint group show of individual paintings by artists for whom painting forms a single strand within a multidisciplinary practice. Beware Wet Paint at ICA in London features Korakrit Arunanondchai, Isabelle Cornaro, Jeff Elrod, Nikolas Gambaroff, Parker Ito, David Ostrowski, Pamela Rosenkranz, Ned Vena and Christopher Wool.

about Parker Ito

Parker Ito’s work primarily consists of painting, installation, and web based imagery. Considered as one of many Young Internet Based Artists, Ito is known for his manipulation of found imagery, internet-based communication-systems and his characteristic sense of humour. Often deploying non-traditional art materials (e.g. automotive paint, vinyl, etc.), Ito’s approach results in large bodies of work produced in short amounts of time.

Ito has had solo and two-person exhibitions at galleries such as White Cube, London; The Hole in New York; Steve Turner Contemporary in Los Angeles; Brand New Gallery, Milan; and IMO Gallery in Copenhagen. His work has also been included in group exhibitions at Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art; The Berkeley Art Museum; and South Portland Art Museum, among other institutions.

Parker Ito is represented by the following gallery;
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Chatteau Shatto, Los Angeles

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