- Ashley Bickerton
Ashley Bickerton — Ashley Bickerton
This lavishly illustrated career survey of the work of Ashley Bickerton provides unprecedented insight into the artist’s life and art.
As one of the loose collection of New York artists, including Haim Steinbach and Jeff Koons, whose work inspired the appellation “Neo-Geo,” Bickerton first rose to prominence in New York in the mid-1980s with vibrant abstract works infused with a sardonic critique of consumer culture. These gave way in the early 1990s to tropically derived pieces redolent of concern for the natural environment.
The artist’s move, in 1993, to the surfer’s paradise of Bali, Indonesia, occasioned the development of a richly hued aesthetic that has found expression in diverse paintings, sculptures, and photographs. Combining the fantastically exotic with the troublingly nightmarish, Bickerton’s evocative work continues to evolve.
Throughout this eclectic monograph, the artist’s own commentary is interwoven with text from additional contributors, including essays by fellow artist Jake Chapman, novelist Nick McDonell, art historian Abigail Solomon-Godeau, curator Dominic Molon, and the artist’s father, the noted linguist-anthropologist Derek Bickerton.
Also included is an interview with Bickerton conducted by Hans Ulrich Obrist, co-director of London’s Serpentine Gallery, presented in the form of a comic novel with illustrations by graphic artist Ignacio No?.
This book, designed by Stefan Sagmeister in close collaboration with the artist, is a striking work of art in its own right, featuring a fold-out poster, die-cut pages, and more than 300 colour illustrations.
Text by Derek Bickerton, Jake Chapman, Nick McDonnell, Dominic Molon, Abigail Solomon-Godeau. An illustrated interview with the artist Ashley Bickerton and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist, illustrated by Ignacio Noe. Commentary by the artist. Book concept by Sagmeister Inc. Art Direction by Stefan Sagmeister. Designed by Philipp Hubert. Edited by Kara Vander Weg.
Limited edition of this publication available here
Ashley Bickerton was born in Barbados in the West Indies in 1959. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts before moving to New York, and became one of the ‘Fantastic Four’ along wit...
Ashley Bickerton was born in Barbados in the West Indies in 1959. He studied at the California Institute of the Arts before moving to New York, and became one of the ‘Fantastic Four’ along with Jeff Koons, Peter Halley and Meyer Vaisman. Their work, known as ‘Neo-Geo’, caused a sensation, and the next few years proved intoxicating for Bickerton. Over the last twenty-five years, Bickerton has exhibited throughout Europe and America and his work is in several public art collections.
Recent solo shows include Sonnabend Gallery, New York, 2004; Singapore Tyler Print Institute, Singapore, 2006 and Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, 2008. Bickerton took up residency at the Singapore Tyler Print Institute where he created a series of complex works with multi-layered mixed media such as lithography, monoprint, digital print, cast paper and assemblage. His work was also featured in an East Village USA retrospective at the New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, 2004; Tomorrowland: CalArts in Moving Pictures, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2006; The Fractured Figure, Deste Foundation, Athens, 2007 and SAND: Memory, Meaning, and Metaphor, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, New York, 2008.
July 1, 2016
July 1 – September 10, 2016 at the Norton Gallery in Los Angeles
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September 10, 2013
Ashley Bickerton in New York
September 11 – October 26, 2013
Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street, New York
Lehmann Maupin is pleased to present Ashley Bickerton’s fourth solo show at the gallery, on view at 201 Chrystie Street from 11 September – 26 October 2013.
The artist will be present for an opening reception on Wednesday, 11 September from 6 to 8 PM.
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- March 21, 2013 Ashley Bickerton & Nicolas Pol
June 5, 2012
6 June–27 July 2012
Cardi Black Box Gallery presents The Women, the first solo show at Cardi Black Box by the international artist Ashley Bickerton. On display is a new body of work that represents a further and deeper driving of the artist at the long-held goal of somehow managing to merge painting, photography, and sculpture seamlessly into one work.
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October 21, 2011
Photos of Brunch Launch
Thanks to all who attended our Pre-Frieze brunch last week to celebrate the launch of Ashley Bickerton‘s newly published monograph. We also showed off the new Damien Hirst foil block prints Death or Glory as well as a selection of limited edition books by Rachel Howard, Polly Borland, Mat Collishaw, Richard Prince, Jane Simpson and Phillip Allen.
See the photos of the event on our blog.
The exhibition is still up in our New Bond Street shop until the end of October so go visit if you missed the brunch!
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- October 11, 2011 Brunch Launch for monograph
June 22, 2011
Ashley Bickerton celebration in Basel
BASEL, SWITZERLAND – JUNE 13: The Other Criteria, Lehmann Maupin Gallery & White Cube celebration for Ashley Bickerton held at the Voltahalle during Art Basel on June 13, 2011 in Basel, Switzerland.
See photos of the event here.
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- June 6, 2011 Ashley Bickerton at Gothenburg Museum of Art in Sweden
June 6, 2011
Close your eyes and tell me what you see
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND TELL ME WHAT YOU SEE
1st June – 21st August 2011
Gothenburg Museum of Art, Sweden
May 4, 2011
Ashley Bickerton in New York
Ashley Bickerton at Lehmann Maupin, 540 West 26th Street
6th May – 25th June 2011
- May 4, 2011 Ashley Bickerton in New York
January 1, 2011
Law of the Jungle with Ashley Bickerton
Participating artists include: Efrain Almeida (Brazil), Ashley Bickerton (Bali), Joshua Callaghan (US), Marcos Chaves (Brazil), Saint Clair Cemin (Brazil), Howard Dyke (UK), Christopher Knowles and Robert Wilson (US).
February 1, 2010
Collecting Biennials in NY
See a huge collection of art at Collecting Biennials, a recently opened exhibition at Whitney Mueum of American Art on Madison Avenue which runs until November 2010. The exhibition includes artists such as Ashley Bickerton, Willem de Kooning, Jasper Johns, Richard Prince, Mark Rothko, Ed Ruscha, Julian Schnabel, Cindy Sherman, Cy Twombly and Andy Warhol.
- April 3, 2009 Exhibition