Little Man Big Man | Mueller-Gold


  • medium Hand-pulled gold and black screen print on 290gsm Arches rag paper with deckled edges
  • edition 100/150
  • size 18.00w x 24.00h in
  • created 2018

COA: This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity from West Chelsea Contemporary
Exhibition History:2018 Blood & Soil, Over the Influence
Additional Information: With an aesthetic rooted in graphic design and a style reminiscent of Greco-Roman vases, Cleon Peterson’s art depicts a world in which deviance is the norm and violence, sex, and drugs bring a hollow pleasure. A former drug addict who initially struggled to recover, Peterson does not rely on symbolism or allusion, as many other artists do; instead he depicts a chaotic and chilling reality—police brutality, stabbings, and strangulation. Influenced by Leon Golub, Paul McCarthy, and Mike Kelley, Peterson portrays a world in which hostility and violence are rendered senseless and without context.