With his unique, innovative practice, Peter Tunney draws Pop aesthetics into the contemporary era. Here, he employs several techniques, melding a hand-pulled screenprint with acrylic and a collage of punchy phrases and familiar images. Symbols such as American currency, watch faces, and balloons create a composite representation of verbal and visual messages relating to both the flag and the political climate of the United States.

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No apparent condition issues. Floated in frame. Frame: 39 x 47 x 1.5 in (99.06 x 119.38 x 3.81 cm). All condition assessments exclude a work's frame.

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Peter Tunney (American) is a New York-based mixed media artist whose works are described as relics of the constant performance that is the artist’s life. His recent works, where optimistic phrases are colorfully painted over collaged newspaper headlines, serve as a “subtle attack on our culture of fear and ennui.” As the media tends to focus on death, destruction, hysteria, and greed, Peter whimsically overpowers them them with his own headlines, such as “DON’T PANIC,” “BELIEVE,” and “CHANGE THE WAY YOU SEE EVERYTHING.”

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United States Flag, 2013
Lot Number 3
Hand-pulled screenprint (double), acrylic paint, and collage of mixed media on archival museum board
32 x 39 in (81.28 x 99.06 cm)
Signed, dated, and inscribed in red wax pencil, lower right

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Peter Tunney
United States Flag
  • Dimensions
    32 x 39 in (81.28 x 99.06 cm)