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Andrew Schoultz

Untitled (Made in China, Snake), 2012

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Acrylic and gold leaf on American flag
30.0 x 54.0 in (76.2 x 137.2 cm)
Signed and dated on verso


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Laden with symbolism and an implied concern for the present socio-political and economic state of American society, artist Andrew Schoultz creates a powerful vehicle for discourse in the present piece. An American flag, ironically produced in China, is covered in gleaming layers of imitation gold leaf with a coiled rattlesnake, presumptively taken from the Gadsden flag, superimposed in its center. Notions of false wealth, mistrust of government, and conflicted patriotism stand out among the various themes that are brought to light in the Untitled work.

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About Andrew Schoultz

Andrew Schoultz (American, b. 1975) combines hyperrealist and familiar images to describe the current political and environmental climate. His meticulous works frenetically evoke the notions of war and spirituality in their layered tactility and repeated patterns, implicating the recurring nature of historical tragedy and corruption. They are simultaneously alluring in their whimsy, while denouncing chaos and social troubles. Scholutz works in a variety of mediums, including large-scale murals, works on paper, paintings, and sculpture, among others. He received his BFA from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco and currently lives and works in Los Angeles.