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Jordan Wolfson

Private Listing , 2014

Estimate $145,000 - $155,000
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Jordan Wolfson

Jordan Wolfson, born in 1980 in New York City, is an American artist living and working between New York City and Los Angeles. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2003 with a BFA in Sculpture. It was during this time that Wolfson began exhibiting his film, video, and computer animation around the United States and Europe. He is best known for his animatronic pieces that he makes in collaboration with a Hollywood special-effects studio. These half-human, half-creatures perform and deliver lines in Wolfson’s voice that the artist writes himself. These “performances” are often accompanied by pop music. Wolfson’s controversial yet critically successful pieces explore sexism, racism, and violence in popular culture. 

One such animatronic sculpture, Female Figure (2014), was heralded by some publications as one of the artworks to define the decade. The sculpture depicted a woman with a half-green witch mask with long blonde hair dressed in thigh-high white boots and white, yet dirt covered lingerie dancing seductively and speaking in Wolfson’s voice. The sculpture would lock eyes with viewers through the mirror she was looking into, a metal ballet pole impaling her stomach and trapping her to the mirror. 

Wolfson has participated in two Whitney Biennials, has been the subject of solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe, and has work held in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Stedelijk Museum voor Actuele Kunst in Ghent, and the Tate Modern in London, among others.

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