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Chris Johanson

Chris Johanson


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LOT 14

Title,Year: To be is both is real to me, 2020

Medium: Acrylic and house paint on archival paper

Dimensions: 8 x 10 inches

Signed on verso


Auction estimate: $3000

Courtesy of Mitchell-Innis & Nash gallery

Artist: Chris Johanson is an important American artist of the Bay area’s Mission School. Originally from San Jose, California his works express themes of urban/suburban dichotomy, and the underlying connectedness of all things. Johanson has exhibited his vibrant and often humorous art extensively in group and solo shows nationally and internationally, including solo shows at Jack Hanley Gallery and Altman Siegel in San Francisco, Deitch Projects and Mitchell-Innes & Nash in New York, and Galerie Georg Kargl in Vienna. Johanson was included in the 2002 Whitney Biennial, 2005 Istanbul Biennial, and 2006 Berlin Biennial. Johanson splits his time between Los Angeles and Portland


Benefitting: [UN]DOCUMENTED is an art auction fundraiser to support some of New York City’s most vulnerable people: The estimated 200,000 undocumented residents who have lost their jobs due to Covid-19.  Proceeds from this auction will benefit the New York State Leadership Council’s Covid-19 Emergency Relief Fund, which distributes funds directly to impacted individuals and families. Please help support their mission by placing a bid today.


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