Jack Early (2017)

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Early, Jack.jpg

Jack Early (2017)


Red, White, and Blue 69, 2017
Three‐color screen print over archival pigment print on photo rag
23 x 23 inches
Edition of 69
Courtesy of the artist

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Jack Early was born in 1962 in Raleigh, North Carolina, graduating from North Carolina School of the Arts. His ascent to fame began in the late 1980s as one-half of the duo Pruitt-Early with artist Rob Pruitt. Pruitt-Early’s irreverent work challenged prevailing orthodoxies and blurred the boundaries between low culture and high art. Their first solo show, Artwork for Teenage Boys, was held in 1990 at 303 Gallery, New York. Pruitt-Early quickly garnered attention, and in 1992 they presented an exhibition at Leo Castelli Gallery. Following the Castelli show, which was misunderstood and infamously panned, Early went into self-imposed exile from the art world. In recent years, Pruitt-Early’s artworks have been reappraised and increasingly hailed by collectors, critics, and museums. Recent exhibitions include Rainbow, Mulier Mulier Gallery, Belgium, 2017; A Better Yesterday, Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, 2017; Jack Early, Fergus McCaffrey, New York, 2016; Jack Early, The Suburban, Milwaukee, 2016; Jack Early, Fergus McCaffrey, Art Basel Miami Beach, 2014; Jack Early: WWJD, Southfirst, Brooklyn, 2012; Jack Early: Gallery Peace, McCaffrey Fine Art, New York, 2012; Jack Early: What To Do With a Drunken Sailor, Forever and Today, New York, 2011; Mapping the Studio: Artists from the François Pinault Collection, Palozzo Grassi, Venice 2009-11 and Pop Life: Art in a Material World, Tate Modern, London, 2009–10.