Lot 22: Robert Flynt

CEPA Gallery's 2014 Biennial Art Auction artist Robert Flynt

Robert Flynt
Untitled (KB; B76)
Inkjet on Found Book Page
14 x 11 inches
Signed Verso
Lunatics Series

BIO: Since 1980, Robert Flynt’s work has been exhibited in major museums, galleries, and alternative spaces, as well as in collaborative performance and dance projects throughout the United States and abroad. He was included in the Museum of Modern Art’s New Photography 8. His work is in many permanent collections, including the Metropolitan Museum, the International Center of Photography and LACMA. Notable solo shows include Witkin Gallery, Wessel+O’Connor Gallery, Craig Krull Gallery, G. Gibson Gallery and the Gomez Gallery. Flynt’s recent collaborative projects include Weddings and Beheadings, with Pavel Zustiak/Palissimo. It premiered in 2009 at the Ailey Center Theater. The pair received a Baryshnikov Arts Center residency in 2010. His recent residencies include Italy’s Bogliasco Foundation, and the Valparaiso Foundation in Spain (2011-12). Flynt’s many fellowships include the MacDowell Colony, Light Work, and the Peter S. Reed Foundation. www.robertflynt.com

STATEMENT: Lunatics is a series of over 150 portraits, incorporating two copies of a 1970s lunar atlas published by NASA. The first group, subtitled men in the moon, was created in 2010 by combining portraits of gay men with the images of the surface of the moon, referencing pseudo-scientific analytic photographs of deviance in the late 19th and early 20th century. The second group, executed in 2011, expands to include women, also historically suspect for having tendencies towards “lunacy.”

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