About the Work
We are thrilled to have collaborated with Ryan McGinness to release Sitting in the Basement Knitting, a new limited edition rendered in porcelain-baked enamel, a material McGinness has worked in since 2001. Often used in subways and public signs, porcelain baked enamel on steel is the most durable signage material in the world, making it ideal for any environment and weather condition. McGinness builds his work from core elements of form, electrifying the chemistry of coded meaning and reflecting the saturation of signage present in contemporary life. His distinctive symbolic language, crafted over decades, blends the organic natural with the synthetic commercial, resulting in psychedelic navigation like reading a pamphlet from an alien planet. Sitting in the Basement Knitting requires no framing, and hangs flush to the wall on a provided cleat.
Ryan McGinness (b. 1972, Virginia Beach, VA) has held solo exhibitions at County Gallery (Palm Beach), Miles McEnery Gallery (New York), Baldwin Gallery (Aspen), Kohn Gallery (Los Angeles), Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art (Virginia Beach), Pace Prints (New York), La Casa Encendida Museum (Madrid), and Deitch Projects (New York), among many others. Select group exhibitions include presentations at Hauser and Wirth (New York), Lehman College Art Gallery (New York), and The Andy Warhol Museum (Pittsburgh). McGinness’ work is featured in numerous permanent collections including those of the Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York), the Museum of Modern Art (New York), Virginia Museum of Fine Arts (Richmond), Museum of Contemporary Art (San Diego), The Albright-Knox Gallery (Buffalo, NY), The Charles Saatchi Collection, Cranbrook Art Museum (Bloomfield Hills, MI), and Art in Embassies at U.S Department of State (Washington DC), among many others. He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University. McGinness lives and works in New York, NY.
Authentication & Resale
This work is signed, titled, and numbered by the artist en verso.
This work is also accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by Exhibition A.
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
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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 email@example.com.