Alex Israel

Summer 2


Paris

Opening on Saturday, June, 10, 2017
from 6 to 8 pm

  • , Self-Portrait (Wetsuit), 2017
    Acrylic on aluminum
    140 x 61 x 45,7 cm
    55 1/8 x 24 x 18 inches
  • , Self-Portrait (Wetsuit), 2017
    Acrylic on aluminum
    140 x 61 x 45,7 cm
    55 1/8 x 24 x 18 inches
  • , Self-Portrait (Wetsuit), 2017
    Acrylic on aluminum
    140 x 61 x 45,7 cm
    55 1/8 x 24 x 18 inches
  • , Self-Portrait (Wetsuit), 2017
    Acrylic on aluminum
    140 x 61 x 45,7 cm
    55 1/8 x 24 x 18 inches
  • , Self-Portrait (Wetsuit), 2017
    Acrylic on aluminum
    140 x 61 x 45,7 cm
    55 1/8 x 24 x 18 inches
  • , Self-Portrait (Wetsuit), 2016
    Acrylic on aluminum
    140 x 61 x 45,7 cm
    55 1/8 x 24 x 18 inches
  • , The Surfers, 2017
    Acrylic and UV ink on canvas
    182,9 x 365,8 cm
    72 x 144 inches
  • , Pelican, 2017
    External: Acrylic on fiberglass
    Internal: stainless steel, aluminum, plastic
    38 x 203 x 119 cm / 15 x 79 7/8 x 46 7/8 inches
    Edition of 3 + 2 AP

Press release

Earlier this year, Alex Israel told me that his spirit animal was a pelican. He came to this conclusion while filming his forthcoming teen movie SPF-18—there was always a pelican sneaking into the background of the scenes he was recording. He further explained that pelicans are the closest living animals to pterodactyls, and that they can be found up and down the coast of California. At the time, he had just started working on a sculpture of a pelican with Michael Curry, who designed animal puppets for the Broadway musical The Lion King.