Sandra Gering Gallery, New York.
Private Collection, acquired from the above.
Their sale; Sotheby’s, London, 6 Oct. 2018, lot 201.
Private Collection, acquired at the above sale.
Istanbul, Elgiz Museum, Sanatın İyileştirici Gücü (The Healing Power of Art), April – May 2017.
Peter Halley is best known for works like BLOWOUT: geometrically structured, brightly – even fluorescently – coloured, and deriving from Halley’s important contributions to the Neo-Conceptualist movement of the 1980s and 1990s.
Halley completed his BA in art history at Yale and MFA at the University of New Orleans before returning to his native New York in the early 1980s. Halley received his first solo exhibition at PS122 Gallery. His early works reference Pop culture and broader social issues, but his more mature paintings incorporate a greater degree of geometric abstraction as well as the Day-Glo paint that has become his signature. Halley often structured his compositions in a grid-like arrangement, inspired by both the urban and digital landscape.
Together with fellow Neo-Conceptualists Sarah Charlesworth, Annette Lemieux and Jeff Koons, Halley sought to both celebrate and critique the increasingly central role of technology in a modern, consumer-driven society. In addition to his work in painting and sculpture, Halley co-founded Index magazine in 1996, together with Bob Nickas; it was compared to Andy Warhol’s Interview magazine and featured interviews with important figures in the field of contemporary art, running until 2005.