Sam McKinniss

  • , Lil Nas X with Friends and Cops, 2021
    Oil on linen
    182.9 x 121.9 x 3.2 cm
    72 x 48 x 1 1/4 in
  • , Shania Twain’s Horse 2, 2021
    Oil on linen
    213.4 x 182.9 cm
    84 x 72 in
  • , Elvira, 2021
    Oil on linen
    112 x 213.5 cm
    44 x 84 in
  • , Dolly Parton, 2021
    Oil on linen
    127 x 122 cm
    50 x 48 in
  • , Nashville, 2021
    Oil and acrylic on linen
    28 x 35.5 cm
    11 x 14 in
  • , Lake McDonald, 2021
    Oil and acrylic on linen
    244 x 213.5 cm
    96 x 84 in
  • , Grand Canyon, 2021
    Oil on linen
    58.4 x 137.2 x 2.5 cm
    23 x 54 x 1 in
  • , Willie Nelson, 2021
    Oil on linen
    40.6 x 30.5 cm
    16 x 12 in
  • , Merry Christmas, Mariah Carey, 2021
    Oil on linen
    25.4 x 20.3 cm
    10 x 8 in
  • , Lyle Lovett, 2021
    Oil on linen
    35.6 x 27.9 cm
    14 x 11 in
  • , White Roses (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    50,8 x 40,6 x 2,5 cm
    20 x 16 x 1 inches
  • , Madonna, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    40,6 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    16 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Michael, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    25,4 x 20,3 x 2,5 cm
    10 x 8 x 1 inches
  • , Ranch Life, 2018
    30 colored pencil drawings on paper
    30,5 x 22,9 (each) cm
    12 x 9 inches
  • , Aretha, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    22,9 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    9 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Diana (on Jonikal), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    27,9 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    11 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , Clownfish, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    27,9 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    11 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , The Little Mermaid, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    45,7 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    18 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , Still Life with Primroses, Pears and Promenates (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    76,2 x 61 x 2,5 cm
    30 x 24 x 1 inches
  • , Tyra, 2015-2018
    Oil on canvas
    142,2 x 91,4 x 2,5 cm
    56 x 36 x 1 inches
  • , The Terminator, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    182,9 x 152,4 x 2,5 cm
    72 x 60 x 1 inches
  • , Clownfish II, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    27,9 x 35,6 x 2,5 cm
    11 x 14 x 1 inches
  • , Diana, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    243,8 x 182,9 x 2,5 cm
    96 x 72 x 1 inches
  • , Jennifer, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    213,4 x 152,4 x 2,5 cm
    84 x 60 x 1 inches
  • , Marilyn, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    91,4 x 76,2 x 2,5 cm
    36 x 30 x 1 inches
  • , Alice, 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    40,6 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    16 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Fairy Roses (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    50,8 x 40,6 x 2,5 cm
    20 x 16 x 1 inches
  • , White Cup and Saucer (after Fantin-Latour), 2018
    Oil over acrylic on canvas
    22,9 x 30,5 x 2,5 cm
    9 x 12 x 1 inches
  • , Tammy Wynette, 2021
    Oil on linen
    76.2 x 61 cm
    30 x 24 in
  • , Dolly Parton with kitten, 2021
    Oil on linen
    61 x 45.7 cm
    24 x 18 in
  • , Shania Twain's Horse 1, 2021
    Oil on linen
    35.6 x 45.7 cm
    14 x 18 in

Sam McKinniss (b. 1985, Northfield, Minnesota) is an artist living and working in New York City and Kent, Connecticut. His figurative paintings are most often sourced from popular culture, the entertainment industry, sports, and the internet. He is inspired by narratives focusing on romance, celebrity, tragedy, the inevitable destruction of innocence in contemporary American life. In a 2019 Artforum cover story featuring McKinniss, the novelist and critic Gary Indiana writes, “Sam’s recent paintings suggest a deft, saturnine, facetiously sincere autobiography of taste and tastelessness that reveals less about the artist than the spectator, though in this case, the artist is spectator, too. These paintings…are really unlikely things, samples from the blazing horror vacui we inhabit as alleged global citizens, ergo very familiar, but suffused with pathos, even suffering, as well as flash and comic incongruity.” McKinniss’s paintings have recently been on view at JTT in New York, Jeffrey Deitch in Los Angeles, and currently included in the group exhibition Pictus Porrectus: Reconsidering the Full Length Portrait, curated by Alison M. Gingeras and Dodie Kazanjian for Art&Newport in Newport, Rhode Island.     


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