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William Powhida is an artist and critic living and working in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For several years, Powhida worked as an art critic for the Brooklyn Rail while developing his own artistic practice. Powhida’s work, reflecting his critical background, displays a concentrated fascination with the politics of access and the powers that control the assignment of value in the artworld. All roles are fair game, from nouveau-hot artists and the market-setting collectors that buy them, to the branded dealers that sell the work and the critics paid to provide intellectual justification for the pricepoints. Powhida earned his BFA from Syracuse University, and received his MFA from Hunter College. He is represented by Platform Gallery in Seattle, and Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles.

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William Powhida (American, b. 1976) is an artist and critic living and working in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. For several years Powhida worked as an art critic for the Brooklyn Rail art and culture journal while developing his own artistic practice. The artist’s work, reflecting his critical background, displays a concentrated fascination with the politics of access and the powers that control the assignment of value in the artworld. Projecting his verbal commentary though an alter-ego, also named William Powhida, the artist satirizes the notions of individual genius and the art world’s relation to wealth and class.

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Where Does Power Come From?, 2013
Archival Pigment Print
22 x 30 in (55.88 x 76.2 cm) - Dimensions do not include frame
Framed
10 of 20
Courtesy of the artist and Charlie James Gallery

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Where Does Power Come From?
  • Dimensions
    22 x 30 in (55.88 x 76.2 cm) - Dimensions do not include frame