Untitled (Benday Field Series), 2018
Watercolour and ink on paper
24 x 18 in
Donated by the artist
Courtesy of Mónica Reyes Gallery
Estimated Value: $3,280
Noah Becker’s multimedia practice includes writing, publishing, and films, but he is best known for his paintings, which use the idiom of classical portraiture to explore the formal and allegorical possibilities of the human figure. The subjects of his compositions are conjured from memory and imagination, and bear archetypal names like “Wise One” and “The Aristocrat. Becker’s typological and metaphysical approach challenges the traditional triumphant portrait. Becker further examines art history themes and tropes as the editor-in-chief of Whitehot Magazine.