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    lot 104 — Phil King, Double Johnson (2021)

unsold in slot Skin Deep in auction Chapter 2
Concluded. 2021/8/28, 3 pm to 6 pm
unsold
minimum price   3.100 €
price estimate   5.500 €

size   127 x 182 cm
edition   Unikat
signature   Signed by Phil King on rear
frame   unframed
technique   Oil and Chrome Spray Paint on canvas


I had to make this painting when the expression ‘Double Johnson’ came to me as I was eating a sandwich, It apparently means:

1.Two of anything, usually occurring very close to one another.
2. Two gigs in one day or consecutive days
3. Getting a double kill in Call of Duty


I quickly painted two ‘Boris Johnsons’ wearing approximations of Andy Warhol’s fright wig.


Phil King is an artist currently based and working in Lourdes, France and London, England. A graduate of Goldsmiths College in 1993 he went on to write catalogue essays for his friends and colleagues and later became editor at Turps Banana Painting Magazine.

Living in the UK, France and California he has never developed a coherent program with his paintings and installations and each show can look like a group show with collections and sets of works interacting in surprising narratives while at the same time pieces act as masterpieces in sadly missing bodies of work.

He has recently moved into a large building in Lourdes France where he can have several studios and has finally started unpacking and laying his work out whilst also unavoidably making lots of new paintings.



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