Born 1965, London, England; lives in New York, New York

In his sculptures, paintings, and installations, Adam McEwen deploys a series of interventions that jolt us temporarily out of our indifference, owing to over-exposure, toward the signs that dominate our daily lives. Although McEwen's text paintings situate his work in relation to artists such as Richard Prince, Ed Ruscha, and Christopher Wool, his conceptual practice links him more closely to Andy Warhol. Like Warhol, McEwen excavates our obsession, in a tabloid-dominated culture, with the lives— and deaths— of public figures and celebrities.

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Untitled (Jeff), 2004. Chromogenic color print, 52 x 37 in. (134 x 94 cm). Private collection; courtesy Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York