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Lot 11: Wes Lang Bad Medicine Sensationalist Painting

Est: $10,000 USD - $15,000 USDPassed
Bruneau & Co. AuctioneersNovember 30, 2020Cranston, RI, US

Item Overview


New Jersey
Bad Medicine, 2005, ink and pencil on found book cover.

A self-taught artist, Wes Lang credits his artistic education to working at the Guggenheim Museum as an art handler. Utilizing a frenetic technique, Lang likes to capture controversial imagery of American history including Native Americans, the Confederate flag, and blackface minstrelsy from a critical perspective showing the negativity of the country's history. Wes Lang's art can be found in the permanent collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Denmark, and Edward F. Albee Foundation among other institutions.


Cover 7 3/8" x 5 1/8"

Artist or Maker


Ink and pencil on found book cover

Condition Report

Overall good condition as intended by the artist.


From a private Providence, Rhode Island collection.


Signed, titled, and dated "Wes Lang Bad Medicine March 29, 2005" on verso.

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Auction Details

Modern & Contemporary Art Auction

Bruneau & Co. Auctioneers
November 30, 2020, 06:00 PM EST

63 Fourth Avenue, Cranston, RI, 02910, US


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