About the Work
Matthew Porter is an artist who loves to trick the eye, often producing images that seem impossible to capture on camera. He is best known for his Flying Car series. Porter references Americana, historical events, and cultural iconography all within a single frame. He says, "I'm interested in authoring my own source material. I need access to the subject. This particular print comes from a series of carefully fabricated compositions made by overlaying hand-made and found objects with pre-existing imagery resulting in a layered and lively collage.
Matthew Porter (b.1975, Pennsylvania) received his BA from Bard College in 1998 and his MFA from Bard-ICP in 2006. Porter was profiled in The New York Times and included in the “After Photoshop” exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York, 2012), as well as the International Center of Photography Museum’s “Perspectives 2010”. Solo exhibitions include “Greet the Dust” at M+B (Los Angeles), “High Difference” at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS (New York), and group shows at Anonymous Gallery (Mexico City), Koenig & Clinton (New York), and the Foam Museum (Amsterdam). Porter’s curatorial projects include “Seven Summits” at Mount Tremper Arts, “The Crystal Chain” at INVISIBLE-EXPORTS, and “Bedtime for Bonzo” at M+B. He is the co-editor of Blind Spot: Issue 45, and his writings and interviews have been featured in Triple Canopy, At Large, ARTFORUM.com and Canteen. His work is included in the permanent collection of The Metropolitan Museum of Modern Art. Porter lives and works in Brooklyn and teaches part-time at Parsons The New School for Design in New York.
Authentication & Resale
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
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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
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.