Could Kill For Food

Could Kill For Food

2002
Artist
Brad Kahlhamer, American, 1956
Born: Tucson, AZ
Work Locations: New York, NY
Country
United States
Object
painting
Medium
Ink and watercolor on paper
Accession Number
2015.614
Credit Line
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum

Brad Kahlhamer
Could Kill For Food, 2002
Ink and watercolor on paper
44 1/2" x 60"
Denver Art Museum: Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum, 2015.614
Image courtesy of the Denver Art Museum

Dimensions
height: 44 1/2 in, 113.0300 cm; width: 60 in, 152.4000 cm; frame height: 47 1/2 in, 120.6500 cm; frame width: 63 in, 160.0200 cm; frame depth: 2 in, 5.0800 cm
Inscription
Handwritten on verso in pencil BRC: "Could Kill For Food" 44 1/2 x 60" Ink + W/C on paper Brad Kahlhamer 2002
Department
Modern and Contemporary Art
Collection
Modern and Contemporary Art

Brad Kahlhamer was born in Tucson, AZ to American Indian parents but adopted and raised by German-American parents. This ambiguous Indian background informs his work in which he often draws imagery and icons from various tribes around the country.  These particular paintings are layered with landscapes and figures in a washy application then densely populated with additional elements including animals and skulls in a more linear fashion. His personal style reflects influences of abstract expressionism, street art, and a post-punk aesthetic informed by his years of living and working in New York.

Known Provenance
Purchased by Vicki and Kent Logan, 2002; gifted to Denver Art Museum 2015

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