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American Dirt Effect

Hand-finished series of 12, 2017
Acrylic on archival pigment print

Signed and dated by the artist on front

24.00 x 24.00 in
60.96 x 60.96 cm

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  • Framed prints ship within 2-4 weeks.
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About the Work

Wendy White explores contemporary identity through classic signifiers that dominate visual culture, simultaneously celebrating and subverting their underlying connotations. In White’s JEANS series — from which this exclusive series was borne — she presents a hyper vision of Americana and its collective cultural obsession with denim donning. White began working with the medium following the 2016 presidential election, using rugged American denim as a pathway to explore the mythic identity of masculinity. Using primarily oversized men's jeans sourced from thrift stores, White reworks cultural castaways by juxtaposing the overtly masculine — tough, riveted, reliable — with neon gradients, evoking the sweet nostalgia of airbrushed beach-town sunsets and optimistic youth culture. In American Dirt Effect, collectors are invited into White's hopeful vision of a new American ethos.

Artist Biography

Wendy White (b. Deep River, CT) has held solo exhibitions at VAN HORN (Düsseldorf), galerie lange + pult (Zürich), Museum Goch (Germany), Andrew Rafacz (Chicago), Shulamit Nazarian (Los Angeles), Kikai Kiki (Tokyo) curated by Takashi Murakami, SCAD Museum of Art (Savannah), David Castillo Gallery (Miami), among others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at Le Bureau (Düsseldorf), Library Street Collective (Detroit), Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (Brattleboro, VT) curated by John Newsom, Anonymous Gallery (New York), Perez Art Museum (Miami), LACMA (Los Angeles), and Hokkaido Obihiro Museum of Art (Japan), among many others. White has been commissioned for a number of high-profile public works including at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium (Atlanta), Detroit Pistons Practice Facility (Detroit), Kranzberg Arts Foundation (St. Louis), and SCAD Lacoste (France). White lives and works in New York City.

Authentication & Resale

This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist. 

Be sure to keep your Certificate of Authenticity (COA) in a safe place. We are unable to replace or reissue COAs.


Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.

All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.

Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.

We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.

Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.

Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.

Shippings & Returns

Unframed work ships within 5 business days of your order. Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Please allow 2-4 weeks for framing and delivery. Need it faster? Expedited options may be available by emailing All work ships from the US. International customers are responsible for any customs, duty, or VAT charges. 

If you change your mind after placing your order, please email us at within 24 hours. We will not be able to accommodate cancellations for framed orders after that time period (as your frame will have been ordered and cut within that time period). We may not be able to accommodate your request to cancel your order for an unframed work after 24 hours if it has been packaged and processed by our fulfillment center. 

We are unable to accept returns on custom framed artwork. Our general policy is that we do not accept returns. If your print arrives damaged or does not meet your expectations, you may be eligible for a replacement or return. Any issues must be reported within 5 business days of receipt by emailing