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Alternatives, 2018
graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic on Yupo mounted on aluminum
140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 in

William Powhida - Alternatives, 2018 - graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic on Yupo mounted on aluminum - 140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 in
William Powhida - After the Contemporary, 2018 - graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic on Yupo mounted on aluminum - 140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 in
William Powhida - The Contemporary 2000-2025, 2018 - acrylic, graphite, watercolor on paper - 212 x 135 cm, 83.5 x 53 in
William Powhida - Petzel 2000, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - Damien Hirst 2009, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - YSL 2015, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - Eddie Martinez 2020, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - Artforum Ads 2000-2025 (2018) - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper - 38 x 38 cm, 15 x 15 in
William Powhida - #Hashtags, 2017 - Acrylic on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 112 cm, 35 x 44 in
William Powhida - What is an Artist?, 2017 - Silkscreen, edition of 30 - 40 x 50 cm, 16 x 20 in
William Powhida - A Solipsistic Artist ’ s Map of the World, 2015 - Acrylic and oil on canvas - 97 x 152 cm, 38.1 x 59.8 in
William Powhida - A Subjective Color Index, 2015 - Oil on canvas - 97 x 76 cm, 38.2 x 29.9 in
William Powhida - Cons of Jantelov for Me, 2015 - Aluminum, paper, acrylic and colored pencil - 23 x 20 x 11 cm, 9.1 x 7.9 x 4.3 in
William Powhida - Cosmology Revised, 2010/12 - Graphite, watercolor, goauche, and adhesive on paper - 127 x 97 cm, 50 x 38.2 in
William Powhida - Dark Thoughts, 2014 - Graphite and watercolor on paper - 76 x 56 cm, 29.9 x 22 in
William Powhida - Dear Copenhagen, 2015 - Acrylic on canvas - 51 x 41 cm, 20.1 x 16.1 in
William Powhida - Dear New York, 2015 - Acrylic on canvas - 51 x 41 cm, 20 x 16 in
William Powhida - Janteloven Notes Wikipedia Internet Research, 2015 - Aluminum, paper, acrylic, graphite and colored pencil - 16 x 19 x 13 cm, 6.3 x 7.5 x 5.1 in
William Powhida - Pros of Jantelov for America, 2015 - Aluminum, paper, acrylic and colored pencil - 21 x 19 x 12 cm, 8.3 x 7.5 x 4.7 in
William Powhida - Some Twitter (August to January), 2015 - Acrylic on canvas - 152 x 102 cm, 59.8 x 40.2 in
William Powhida - Spiral Bound III (series 2), 2015 - Aluminum, paper and colored pencil - 26 x 38 x 38 cm, 10.2 x 15 x 15 in
William Powhida - Spiral Bound IV (series 2), 2015 - Aluminum, paper and colored pencil - 34 x 49 x 40 cm, 13.4 x 19.3 x 15.7 in
William Powhida - Alternatives, 2018 - graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic on Yupo mounted on aluminum - 140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 in
William Powhida - After the Contemporary, 2018 - graphite, colored pencil, and acrylic on Yupo mounted on aluminum - 140 x 112 cm, 55 x 44 in
William Powhida - The Contemporary 2000-2025, 2018 - acrylic, graphite, watercolor on paper - 212 x 135 cm, 83.5 x 53 in
William Powhida - Petzel 2000, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - Damien Hirst 2009, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - YSL 2015, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - Eddie Martinez 2020, 2018 - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 89 cm, 35 x 35 in
William Powhida - Artforum Ads 2000-2025 (2018) - acrylic, graphite and watercolor on paper - 38 x 38 cm, 15 x 15 in
William Powhida - #Hashtags, 2017 - Acrylic on paper mounted on aluminum - 89 x 112 cm, 35 x 44 in
William Powhida - What is an Artist?, 2017 - Silkscreen, edition of 30 - 40 x 50 cm, 16 x 20 in
William Powhida - A Solipsistic Artist ’ s Map of the World, 2015 - Acrylic and oil on canvas - 97 x 152 cm, 38.1 x 59.8 in
William Powhida - A Subjective Color Index, 2015 - Oil on canvas - 97 x 76 cm, 38.2 x 29.9 in
William Powhida - Cons of Jantelov for Me, 2015 - Aluminum, paper, acrylic and colored pencil - 23 x 20 x 11 cm, 9.1 x 7.9 x 4.3 in
William Powhida - Cosmology Revised, 2010/12 - Graphite, watercolor, goauche, and adhesive on paper - 127 x 97 cm, 50 x 38.2 in
William Powhida - Dark Thoughts, 2014 - Graphite and watercolor on paper - 76 x 56 cm, 29.9 x 22 in
William Powhida - Dear Copenhagen, 2015 - Acrylic on canvas - 51 x 41 cm, 20.1 x 16.1 in
William Powhida - Dear New York, 2015 - Acrylic on canvas - 51 x 41 cm, 20 x 16 in
William Powhida - Janteloven Notes Wikipedia Internet Research, 2015 - Aluminum, paper, acrylic, graphite and colored pencil - 16 x 19 x 13 cm, 6.3 x 7.5 x 5.1 in
William Powhida - Pros of Jantelov for America, 2015 - Aluminum, paper, acrylic and colored pencil - 21 x 19 x 12 cm, 8.3 x 7.5 x 4.7 in
William Powhida - Some Twitter (August to January), 2015 - Acrylic on canvas - 152 x 102 cm, 59.8 x 40.2 in
William Powhida - Spiral Bound III (series 2), 2015 - Aluminum, paper and colored pencil - 26 x 38 x 38 cm, 10.2 x 15 x 15 in
William Powhida - Spiral Bound IV (series 2), 2015 - Aluminum, paper and colored pencil - 34 x 49 x 40 cm, 13.4 x 19.3 x 15.7 in

WILLIAM POWHIDA

Born 1976, New York
Lives and works in New York

"The art world isn't quite as separate from the rest of the world as you might imagine, although it may seem rather alien to outsiders. What happens in the art world from the spectacle of the Miami Art Fairs to the proliferation of biennials is representative of a particular set of values and preferences, our global elite. As the International Art English of the art press release reveals with its acrobatic and impenetrable language, these values are embodied and performed by everyone looking to participate in the art world. It is within and through these systems of distribution, production, and reception of art that I create forms of oppositional critique.
 
Relying on humor, satirical analysis and performative parody, my work draws attention to the vertiginous and absurd paradoxes of the art world's social and political values. Art is a radical concept embedded in a deeply conservative social order based on growing wealth inequality that belies the art world's progressive self-image. Using the art market to deliver this criticism further reveals art's dependence on the concentrated wealth of our global elite, who are after all, the subject of my critique. As critic Clement Greenberg noted in 1939 "The paradox is real," but the crucial difference today is that the elite is not rapidly shrinking as Greenberg observed, it is in fact growing wealthier. This unbridled accumulation of capital poses an existential threat to democratic institutions across the globe. Art should respond to that threat."

William Powhida


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