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20140917000454-nobuyoshiarakimultiplesweb
Nobuyoshi Araki - "A Husband", 2014 Photography 22 X 17 Inches © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Henry Rollins Photography © Eadweard r. York
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Mike Ness: Social Distortion Archival Silver Print Photograph © Eadweard R. York ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Laurie Anderson Archival Silver Print Photography 11 X 14, 16 X 20, © Eadweard York ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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John Lee Hooker Silver Archival Print Photography 11 X 14, 16 X 20 © Eadweard R. York ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Caitlin Christian, 1992 Black & White Silver Archival Print 14 X 11 Inches © Eadweard York ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Bahrdou Zoohaus, 1989 Archival Silver Gelatin B&W Photograph 14 X 11 Inches © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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The Pin Lady - Hollywood Blvd., 1984 Archival Silver Gelatin B&W Photograph 14 X 11 Inches © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Tokyo Ballet, 2014 Photography © Eadweard York - All Rights Reserved
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Tokyo in 2D , 2014 Photography © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
20140916232903-tokyo4136experimentweb
Tokyo Ballet at Night, 2014 Photography © eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
20140916232908-kamakura1034experimentweb
Kyoto in 2D, 2014 Photography © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
20140916233220-tokyo4488experimentweb
Tokyo Cyclone View From The Park Hyatt, 2014 Photography © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Muhammad Mad Los Angeles Street Art , 2013 Photography © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Los Angeles Street Art - Morons Everywhere Photography © Eadweard York - All Rights Reserved
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Los Angeles Zoo, 2013 Photography © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Los Angeles Street Art Photography © Eadweard York - All Rights Reserved
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Los Angeles Urban Wasteland, 2013 Photography © Eadweard York - All Rights Reserved
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Los Angeles Street Art Photography © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Model... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1986 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop - Before Photoshop Existed 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Model... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1985 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop - Before Photoshop Existed 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard R. York
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Model... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1987 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Body... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1989 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop - Before Photoshop Existed 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Body... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1987 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
20120403190055-scherzkopf17newbook
Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Model... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1987 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop - Before Photoshop Existed 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard R. York ALL RIGHTS RESERVED
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Model... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1987 Black & White Archival Photograph - No Photoshop - Before Photoshop Existed 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf
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Scherzkopf: Reconstructed Model... Series: Deconstructed Images , 1986 Deconstructed Color Photograph - No Photoshop- Before Photoshop Existed 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36, © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf
20120329002002-scherzkopf3book
Scherzkopf: Children Playing in a Paris Park... Series: Blurred Images, 1987 Photography 11 X 14, 16 X 20, 30 X 36 © Eadweard R. York All Rights Reserved
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Scherzkopf Exhibition - The Museum of Cheap Art, 1989 Black & White Archival Photograph 11 X 14, 16 X 20 © Eadweard r. York aka Scherzkopf
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Scherzkopf Fans - Clinton Street Theatre, Portland, OR, 1991 Black & White Archival Silver Print 11 X 14, 16 X 20 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
1citysky
The City That Floats in The Sky # 1, 2004 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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Desert Examination #9, 2008 Oil on Canvas 36 X 46 © all Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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The Surreal Flower , 2010 Oil on Canvas 30 X 30 © Eadweard R. York All Rights Reserved
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City Maps #6, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2 -14 X 14 - Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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The Dangerous City That Floats in The Sky #1, 2004 Oil on Canvas 24 X 30 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
9citysky
The City That Floats in The Sky #9, 2007 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
24citymapdiptych
City Maps #24, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2- 30 X 30 - Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
8desertsceneexamination
Desert Examination # 8, 2008 price $10,000 Oil on Canvas 36 X 36 Inches © Eadweard R. York
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The Desert Below The City That Floats in The Sky #10, 2008 SOLD Oil on Canvas 30 X 36 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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The Desert Below The City That Floats in The Sky #1, 2004 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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The Desert Below The City That Floats in The Sky #2, 2004 Oil on Canvas 30 X 40 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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City Maps #7, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2 - 12 X 12 - Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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The Desert Below The City That Floats in The Sky #3, 2004 Oil on Canvas 2 - 18 X 18 - Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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City Maps #8, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2 - 12 X 12 - Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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City Maps #5, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2 -18 X 24 Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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Desert Examination #19, 2008 Oil on Wood Panel 24 X 36 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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City Maps #28, 2007 Oil on Canvas 2 -14 X 18 - Diptych © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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City Maps #1, 2001 - 2007 Oil, Acrylic on Canvas 50.5 In. X 62.5 In. © Eadweard r. York All Rights Reserved
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City Maps #29, 2009 Oil on Canvas 2 - 16 X 20 - Diptych © Eadweard r. York All Rights Reserved
Chesterstark
Chester Stark Film Still, 1995 Black & White Archival Silver Print 11 X 14 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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Murder Weapon, 1992 - 2000 Found Objects - Toothbrush, Magazine, Glue 4 © Eadweard r. York aka Chester Stark
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Chester Stark Exhibition - The Omaha Center for Contemporary Art, 2001 Color Photograph 11 X 14 © Eadweard r. York aka Chester Stark
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Chester Stark Exhibition - The Omaha Center for Contemporary Art, 2001 Color Photograph 11 X 14 © Eadweard r. York - All Rights Reserved
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Son of Kroy, 1994 Mixed Media Mannequin Body, Junk Fully Moveable for Animation Midget - Created for Local H Video Directed by Jodi Willie on MTV © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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Let Me Out of Here - Self Portrait, 1985 Photography, Mixed Media 8 X 10 © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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Destructionist Eye Glasses #1, 1998 Mixed Media These Glasses Are Designed to Be Worn in Art Museums. © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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The plunger, 1989 Found Object - Plunger, Nails, Almost Readymade This Plunger Is Designed for the Politician to Use for 8 Hours a Day for 40 Hours on Minimun Wage. © All Rights Reserved by Eadweard York
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the cities duchamp forgot to bottle the air in: 23cc air de los angeles, 23cc air de omaha, 23cc air de new york 1994, 1994 Air, Typewritten Word, Glass, 2.5 Inches © Eadweard r. York
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Quick Facts
Birthplace
omaha airport
Birth year
twentieth century
Lives in
Los Angeles / Tokyo
Works in
The Surreal Subconscious Mind
Representing galleries
FOIL Tokyo, FOIL Kyoto, La Mod Art Pop Shop, The Omaha Center for Contemporary Art, Mary Boone Gallery, BC Space, Black Cat Gallery
Tags
sculpture, mixed-media, installation, video-art, performance, conceptual, pop, surrealism, photography, graffiti/street-art, exhibition/performance
Statement

eadweard r. york

b. twentieth century

omaha nebraska
residence los Angeles  / tokyo, Japan

 

Founder of The Destructionist Art Movement. 

Founder of The Museum of Cheap Art
Founder of The Omaha Center for Contemporary Art
Founded Dementia 99

MFA

eadweard has constantly pushed the boundaries of conceptual contemporary avant-garde art as an outsider whose distinctive, surreal pop punk dada style is easily recognizable and quite visionary he founded the first contemporary conceptual art gallery in omaha the museum of cheap art and later founded the omaha center for contemporary art his legendary art public reaction performances and installations have been quite influential sometimes confrontational and always at the forefront in the art world

"A little about me. As a kid still in high school, I didn't have anywhere to live, so I moved into a crappy punk house worse than the one portrayed later in the movie Suburbia. There was no MTV at this time, and only a couple radio shows with cool music. It was a time of anarchy in America. This crappy house had holes punched in every inch of the walls that were covered with punk posters, flyers, albums, and art. We hid everything in the holes in the walls behind flyers. Numerous people crashed there, and I had to lock my clean underwear in a toolbox. The dirty shag carpet had huge holes in it where you could see the plywood floor. The only furniture was a small plastic TV, a dirty plaid couch, a bowling ball, and a wrecked kitchen table with thousands of watermelon seeds spit all over it. There was never any food in the house. There was no phone, and the electric was constantly being shut off, so we took numerous cold showers, which sucked! The toilet, and bath had scum rings, and a fungus like tree ring growing in it from years of not being cleaned.

When the song "Kids in the Black Hole" by The Adolescents came out, it quickly became our theme song for the house; we played it non-stop as it summed up exactly how we felt. This house was the most depressing place a person could have lived in, besides maybe a crack-ghetto hotel. The only good thing about this house was the huge skateboard ramp we built in a field next door which we skated everyday, and the music we played."

The only thing that got me off the streets was my art, and photography. One day, I took everything I owned except my albums, and threw it all in a dumpster, bought a one way plane ticket to the Midwest, my birthplace, left everyone, and everything I knew, and decided I would try making a living as an artist. High up in the plane as I flew away from my life, I picked up a station on my Walkman playing The Clash song (Should I Stay or Should I Go.) It was hard leaving everything, and all my friends behind, even though my life sucked, it was all I knew. I never looked back, throwing everything away, and leaving was the best thing I could have done at the time.

I had been doing art since I was a kid, and just fell into photography & film by chance; I borrowed a Nikon camera from a friend from Bhutan, and took some photos on the streets of some homeless people. A punk girl I knew showed them to a fashion photographer from New York that she was seeing, and I got a job as his assistant, and that probably saved me from a life of destruction.

 

henry rollins - black flag - rollins band, laurie anderson, allen ginsberg, mike ness - social distortion, david worjorniwitz, janis ian - grammy award, crispin glover, stiv bators - dead boys, john lee hooker, vic chesnutt, gerard malanga - warhols filmmaker, kim salmon - the scientist, pond, smashing pumpkins, bo diddley, alien sex fiend bahrdou zoohaus, gary lee boas, peter himmelman, chester stark, beat happening, local h, material issue, the pain teens, srl - survival research laboratories, jesus lizard, gg allen, lari love aka lodon james, ziva cohen, rex church, no heros,the electric hellfire club, buddy miles, and others.

eadweard's work has appeared in numerous publications including: spin, rolling stone, plazm, zero hour, arena, emigre, the rocket-seattle, art papers, venice, harpers, art review, art forum, art and antiques, raw vision, the los angeles times, the seattle times, the orange county register, american art review, coagula, art rag, the folk art messenger, creative loafing, raygun, and numerous weekly newspapers to name a few.

eadweard has a chapter dedicated to his art in a major art book - 'Passing in The Outsider Lane' with the legendary artist howard finster, and L15. he has been featured on the news quite a few times. he has acted in a few short notorious art films, and he was portrayed in a film a few years ago. he has had numerous exhibitions in museums major contemporary art centers, and galleries. his artwork is included in numerous public and private collections.

 

News: 

International Representation: FOIL Tokyo, FOIL Kyoto

Hardback books available:

"Surreal Subconscious Dementia Paintings." 

"Scherzkopf" Deconstructed Photographs - 160+ pages 

"Passing in The Outsider Lane" Charles Tuttle / Journey's Edition

Softback books available:

CHINA TV  

 

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