Old Man Blues
January 20–March 4, 2017
Los Angeles

Monika Sprüth and Philomene Magers are delighted to present the gallery’s first exhibition featuring the work of the celebrated Los Angeles–based artist and musician Llyn Foulkes. Revered as much for his iconic imagery as for his irascible iconoclasm, for nearly six decades Foulkes has produced paintings, assemblages, and collages that have explored the darker corners of the American psyche, while also conveying a sense of hopefulness and possibility through his manipulations of everyday materials into richly layered works of art.

Never content with any one medium, technique, or approach, Foulkes has continually bucked art world trends to produce a resolutely singular body of work over the course of his multifaceted career. His somber assemblages of the late 1950s and early 1960s—inspired, in part, by his travels through Germany in the aftermath of World War II—received early attention from influential postwar venues such as the Ferus Gallery, the Pasadena Art Museum, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and his Pop-oriented paintings of the 1960s earned him exhibitions, sales, and accolades, including the first-place prize in painting at the 1967 Paris Biennial. In the early 1970s he soon shifted his work towards probing, collage-infused paintings featuring altered photographic portraits, desolate landscapes, and “bloody heads” that would become the mainstay of his practice, but at the time ran entirely counter to the art world’s focus on minimalism and conceptualism. Though it would take many years for this new work to receive sustained critical attention and acclaim, Foulkes continued to produce it unabated, expanding the scale of his painting-constructions to wall-sized proportions, always intent on using his work to expose the triumphs and failures of his contemporary socio-political moment.

 

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Foulkes’ exhibition at Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, highlights recent paintings created since his major traveling retrospective organized by UCLA’s Hammer Museum in 2013-14. These works utilize the artist’s usual compendium of scavenged objects, painted passages, and wooden inclusions. They likewise extend many of the subjects and themes that have appeared across Foulkes’ oeuvre, including craggy mountain landscapes, statements of self-doubt and self-searching, and biting indictments of political corruption and corporate greed—often through the recurring figureheads of Disney and Mickey Mouse. In one new painting, a figure modeled in bas-relief represents Foulkes as he lies in a dinghy wearing yellow Mickey feet, set adrift into the world with no clear destination. This sense of unease has regularly permeated Foulkes’ work, but it may never have been so timely or poignant as in the present wake of the 2016 US presidential election. With images of flags and titles such as Político (2014-16) and To Bernie, From Llyn (2016), echoes of this event loom large. Far from offering an obvious message, however, Foulkes’ paintings urge us to think broadly and consider our values in an age of profound uncertainty.

Many works in the exhibition are intimately scaled, but several new large-scale paintings also take center stage. In Night Train (2016), an engrossing velvet background is pierced with hundreds of pearlescent stars—the view through a window on a strange nighttime voyage. In the foreground, a palpable sense of light emanates from a television, which softly illuminates a sinister-looking figure. As with all of Foulkes’ larger works, the piece has been painstakingly constructed from different layers of materials whose wildly varying textures add a sense of life—if uncanny and unfamiliar—to the scene. In works such as The Bridge (2014) and The Crazy Drive (2015), small objects, cars, and figures are set amidst desolate mountain views; Foulkes again skillfully creates a feeling of deep, receding space through gradations of color and carved wood, despite the painting’s surface being relatively shallow. The viewer is left to meander, imaginatively, throughout these works’ winding paths and potential narratives.

A notable addition to previous bodies of work is Foulkes’ evocative use of natural wood grain as a compositional device in many of his new paintings. In Eye of the Sun (2014), for instance, the sinuous rings and waves around a knot in the wood become a starburst, or rising sun. Elsewhere, as in The Saint (2014) and To L.H. (2014), Foulkes allows the splitting surfaces of older plywood, painted in blue, to suggest the rippling surface of water. These rough, wrinkled wooden surfaces thus become both markers and metaphors for the passage of time.

In addition to his work in the visual arts, Foulkes has had an equally long career as a musician. He played in bands in the 1960s and 1970s, including an appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Bit by bit, he began to build what became The Machine—a massive, one-man instrument that includes various kinds of horns, cowbells, organ pipes, and percussive elements. Foulkes writes, sings, and plays songs on The Machine that reflect his life in Los Angeles, the disappearing West, and the promises and pitfalls of both his artistic career and the American Dream more broadly. The artist will perform on The Machine at a closing reception for the exhibition.

 

Installation Views
Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

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Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Old Man Blues
Installation view, Sprüth Magers, Los Angeles, January 20–March 4, 2017
Photo: Robert Wedemeyer

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Exhibited Works
Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Throwing in the Towel, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Throwing in the Towel, 2016
Photograph, acrylic, enamel and found objects on luan
159.4 × 243.8 cm
62 3/4 × 96 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Night Train, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Night Train, 2016
Velvet, luan, acrylic, photographs and found objects on canvas
180.3 × 203.2 cm
71 × 80 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Tivoli: Portrait of Walt Disney, 2014

Llyn Foulkes
Tivoli: Portrait of Walt Disney, 2014
Photographs, oil paint, ink and found objects on laminated particle board
58.4 × 47 cm
23 × 18 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
The Crazy Drive, 2015

Llyn Foulkes
The Crazy Drive, 2015
Oil paint, bark and found objects on plywood
43.2 × 31.1 cm
17 × 12 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
I Think It's Over, 2014

Llyn Foulkes
I Think It's Over, 2014
Found canvas, bark, paper, marker and paint on particle board
30.5 × 30.5 cm
12 × 12 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
I Know What You Told Me, Norton, I Still Don't Believe You, 2014-15

Llyn Foulkes
I Know What You Told Me, Norton, I Still Don't Believe You, 2014–15
Oil paint, bark and found objects on plywood
30.5 × 30.5 cm
12 × 12 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
The Bridge, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
The Bridge, 2016
Oil paint, acrylic and found objects on wood block in velvet frame
34.3 × 41.9 cm
13 1/2 × 16 1/2 inches
56.5 × 64.1 cm (framed)
22 1/4 × 25 1/4 inches (framed)

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Happy Days, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Happy Days, 2016
Photograph, found objects and vinyl on laminated particle board
38.1 × 50.8 cm
15 × 20 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
The Saint, 2014-15

Llyn Foulkes
The Saint, 2014–15
Photograph, acrylic and found objects on plywood
30.5 × 27.9 cm
12 × 11 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Summertime, 2014

Llyn Foulkes
Summertime, 2014
Oil paint and paper on found canvas
62.9 × 78.1 cm
24 3/4 × 30 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
To L.H., 2014

Llyn Foulkes
To L.H., 2014
Photograph, bark and found objects on found plywood
33 × 29.8 cm
13 × 11 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Let's Face It, 2014

Llyn Foulkes
Let's Face It, 2014
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
25.4 × 21.6 cm
10 × 8 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Smile Though Your Heart is Breaking, 2014

Llyn Foulkes
Smile Though Your Heart is Breaking, 2014
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
27.9 × 27.3 cm
11 × 10 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
I Only Have Eyes for You, Dear, 2015

Llyn Foulkes
I Only Have Eyes for You, Dear, 2015
Photograph and found objects on wood block
20.3 × 14.6 cm
8 × 5 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
It Used to Be Me, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
It Used to Be Me, 2016
Photograph, pencil, oil paint, ribbon and found objects on plywood
27.9 × 22.9 cm
11 × 9 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Didn't Think it Would Take Me So Long, 2014-16

Llyn Foulkes
Didn't Think it Would Take Me So Long, 2014–16
Photographs, oil paint, marker and found objects on plywood
39.4 × 26 cm
15 1/2 × 10 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
To Bernie, From Llyn, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
To Bernie, From Llyn, 2016
Photograph, oil paint, fabric, ink and found objects on plywood
27.9 × 31.8 cm
11 × 12 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Político, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Político, 2016
Photographs, paint, luan and vinyl on found Masonite
61 × 81.3 cm
24 × 32 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Welcome, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Welcome, 2016
Oil paint and found objects on Masonite in found frame
69.9 × 50.8 cm
27 1/2 × 20 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
The Broken Arrow, 2014-16

Llyn Foulkes
The Broken Arrow, 2014–16
Oil paint and found objects on canvas in a wood frame
50.8 × 40.6 cm
20 × 16 inches
52.7 × 42.5 cm (framed)
20 3/4 × 16 3/4 inches (framed)

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez, 2016
Photograph and found objects on laminated particle board
91.4 × 110.5 cm
36 × 43 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez II, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez II, 2016
Bark, laminate and enamel on found car door
119.4 × 96.5 cm
47 × 38 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez III, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez III, 2016
Photograph, acrylic and found objects on plywood
66 × 41.9 cm
26 × 16 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
So Do I, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
So Do I, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on Masonite in found frame
66 × 43.2 cm
26 × 17 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Ode To Truman, 2015

Llyn Foulkes
Ode To Truman, 2015
Photograph and found objects on wood block in found frame
59.7 × 67.3 cm
23 1/2 × 26 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Untitled "Dinghy", 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Untitled 'Dinghy', 2016
Acrylic and found objects on luan
194.3 × 207 cm
76 1/2 × 81 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Fort Hill, 2004

Llyn Foulkes
Fort Hill, 2004
Oil paint, acrylic and found wood on found wood
76.2 × 203.2 cm
30 × 80 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Famous, Famous, 2006

Llyn Foulkes
Famous, Famous, 2006
Photograph, oil paint, luan and found objects on plywood
32.4 × 32.4 cm
12 3/4 × 12 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Robert's Rock, 2007

Llyn Foulkes
Robert's Rock, 2007
Oil paint and plywood
29.2 × 29.8 cm
11 1/2 × 11 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Moonfire, 2014

Llyn Foulkes
Moonfire, 2014
Photograph, bark and found object on plywood
24.8 × 21 cm
9 3/4 × 8 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
The Boner Book, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
The Boner Book, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
45.7 × 61 cm
18 × 24 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Eye of the Sun, 2014-16

Llyn Foulkes
Eye of the Sun, 2014–16
Found objects and bark on plywood
22.9 × 16.5 cm
9 × 6 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Go Girl, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Go Girl, 2016
Photograph, oil paint, glass and luan on wood block
19.7 × 14 cm
7 3/4 × 5 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Sailor Boy, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Sailor Boy, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
18.4 × 13.3 cm
7 1/4 × 5 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Al Fucken "Al", 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Al Fucken 'Al', 2016
Photograph and oil paint in found frame
17.8 × 12.7 cm
7 × 5 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Frank & Muddie, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Frank & Muddie, 2016
Photograph and oil paint in found frame
17.8 × 12.7 cm
7 × 5 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Esther, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Esther, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
22.9 × 17.8 cm
9 × 7 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Babykins, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Babykins, 2016
Photograph and oil paint in a found frame
22.2 × 17.1 cm
8 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Silence of the Llyn, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Silence of the Llyn, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on plexiglas
36.8 × 27.9 cm
14 1/2 × 11 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Untitled (Small Bloody Head), 2015

Llyn Foulkes
Untitled (Small Bloody Head), 2015
Photograph and oil paint on wood block
19.1 × 12.7 cm
7 1/2 × 5 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles
Llyn Foulkes
Lucius, 2016

Llyn Foulkes
Lucius, 2016
Oil paint, acrylic, photograph and found objects on wood block
29.8 × 32.4 cm
11 3/4 × 12 3/4 inches

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Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Throwing in the Towel, 2016
Photograph, acrylic, enamel and found objects on luan
159.4 × 243.8 cm
62 3/4 × 96 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Night Train, 2016
Velvet, luan, acrylic, photographs and found objects on canvas
180.3 × 203.2 cm
71 × 80 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Tivoli: Portrait of Walt Disney, 2014
Photographs, oil paint, ink and found objects on laminated particle board
58.4 × 47 cm
23 × 18 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
The Crazy Drive, 2015
Oil paint, bark and found objects on plywood
43.2 × 31.1 cm
17 × 12 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
I Think It's Over, 2014
Found canvas, bark, paper, marker and paint on particle board
30.5 × 30.5 cm
12 × 12 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
I Know What You Told Me, Norton, I Still Don't Believe You, 2014–15
Oil paint, bark and found objects on plywood
30.5 × 30.5 cm
12 × 12 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
The Bridge, 2016
Oil paint, acrylic and found objects on wood block in velvet frame
34.3 × 41.9 cm
13 1/2 × 16 1/2 inches
56.5 × 64.1 cm (framed)
22 1/4 × 25 1/4 inches (framed)

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Happy Days, 2016
Photograph, found objects and vinyl on laminated particle board
38.1 × 50.8 cm
15 × 20 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
The Saint, 2014–15
Photograph, acrylic and found objects on plywood
30.5 × 27.9 cm
12 × 11 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Summertime, 2014
Oil paint and paper on found canvas
62.9 × 78.1 cm
24 3/4 × 30 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
To L.H., 2014
Photograph, bark and found objects on found plywood
33 × 29.8 cm
13 × 11 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Let's Face It, 2014
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
25.4 × 21.6 cm
10 × 8 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Smile Though Your Heart is Breaking, 2014
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
27.9 × 27.3 cm
11 × 10 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
I Only Have Eyes for You, Dear, 2015
Photograph and found objects on wood block
20.3 × 14.6 cm
8 × 5 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
It Used to Be Me, 2016
Photograph, pencil, oil paint, ribbon and found objects on plywood
27.9 × 22.9 cm
11 × 9 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Didn't Think it Would Take Me So Long, 2014–16
Photographs, oil paint, marker and found objects on plywood
39.4 × 26 cm
15 1/2 × 10 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
To Bernie, From Llyn, 2016
Photograph, oil paint, fabric, ink and found objects on plywood
27.9 × 31.8 cm
11 × 12 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Político, 2016
Photographs, paint, luan and vinyl on found Masonite
61 × 81.3 cm
24 × 32 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Welcome, 2016
Oil paint and found objects on Masonite in found frame
69.9 × 50.8 cm
27 1/2 × 20 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
The Broken Arrow, 2014–16
Oil paint and found objects on canvas in a wood frame
50.8 × 40.6 cm
20 × 16 inches
52.7 × 42.5 cm (framed)
20 3/4 × 16 3/4 inches (framed)

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez, 2016
Photograph and found objects on laminated particle board
91.4 × 110.5 cm
36 × 43 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez II, 2016
Bark, laminate and enamel on found car door
119.4 × 96.5 cm
47 × 38 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Vasquez III, 2016
Photograph, acrylic and found objects on plywood
66 × 41.9 cm
26 × 16 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
So Do I, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on Masonite in found frame
66 × 43.2 cm
26 × 17 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Ode To Truman, 2015
Photograph and found objects on wood block in found frame
59.7 × 67.3 cm
23 1/2 × 26 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Untitled 'Dinghy', 2016
Acrylic and found objects on luan
194.3 × 207 cm
76 1/2 × 81 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Fort Hill, 2004
Oil paint, acrylic and found wood on found wood
76.2 × 203.2 cm
30 × 80 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Famous, Famous, 2006
Photograph, oil paint, luan and found objects on plywood
32.4 × 32.4 cm
12 3/4 × 12 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Robert's Rock, 2007
Oil paint and plywood
29.2 × 29.8 cm
11 1/2 × 11 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Moonfire, 2014
Photograph, bark and found object on plywood
24.8 × 21 cm
9 3/4 × 8 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
The Boner Book, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
45.7 × 61 cm
18 × 24 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Eye of the Sun, 2014–16
Found objects and bark on plywood
22.9 × 16.5 cm
9 × 6 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Go Girl, 2016
Photograph, oil paint, glass and luan on wood block
19.7 × 14 cm
7 3/4 × 5 1/2 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Sailor Boy, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
18.4 × 13.3 cm
7 1/4 × 5 1/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Al Fucken 'Al', 2016
Photograph and oil paint in found frame
17.8 × 12.7 cm
7 × 5 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Frank & Muddie, 2016
Photograph and oil paint in found frame
17.8 × 12.7 cm
7 × 5 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Esther, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on wood block
22.9 × 17.8 cm
9 × 7 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Babykins, 2016
Photograph and oil paint in a found frame
22.2 × 17.1 cm
8 3/4 × 6 3/4 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Silence of the Llyn, 2016
Photograph, oil paint and found objects on plexiglas
36.8 × 27.9 cm
14 1/2 × 11 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Untitled (Small Bloody Head), 2015
Photograph and oil paint on wood block
19.1 × 12.7 cm
7 1/2 × 5 inches

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues – Los Angeles

Llyn Foulkes
Lucius, 2016
Oil paint, acrylic, photograph and found objects on wood block
29.8 × 32.4 cm
11 3/4 × 12 3/4 inches

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Selected Press

Llyn Foulkes
Art in America, review by Ciara Moloney, April, 2017

The perfectly unruly art of Jason Rhoades & Llyn Foulkes
KCRW, review by Edward Goldman, February 28, 2017

With pointed, political new work, Llyn Foulkes, 82, shows he’s far from finished
Los Angeles Times, review by Christopher Knight, February 25, 2017

Llyn Foulkes, The Visionary Outsider of Noir: Old Man Blues @ Spruth Magers
The Huffington Post, review by Lita Barrie, February 2017

Llyn Foulkes – Old Man Blues
Artillery, review Ezrha Jean Black, February 9, 2017