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20101027114835-manx4
Man Times Four Acrylic,found Photo 12 X 16 Inches © pjk
20101027114245-ketchum_s_wasp_s_lament
Ketchum's Wasp's Lament, 2010 Acrylic and Glitter 36x22 © pjk
20101027114618-artist_propelled_by_his_own_ego
Artist Propelled By His Own Ego About to Go Off Deep End Acrylic,found Photo 20x24 © pjk
20101027133201-kiss_me_again
Kiss Me Again Acrylic 20x16 © pjk
20101027113555-ballet_pas_de_calais
Ballet Pas de Calais Mixed 20x24 © pjk
20101027113827-peppermint
I Ate the Whole Thing Acrylic 48 X 36 © pjk
20101027134007-do_tell
DO Tell!, 2010 Acrylic 24 X 24
20101027113217-_one_fine_morning
One Fine Morning Acrylic on Stretched Canvas 48x36 © pjk
20101027131928-the_vfw
VFW Men Including 4 Gays and a Crossdresser Mixed, Acrylic,found Photos,photo Dyes 36x30 © PJK
20101005111811-little_black_man
I Want to Be Your Little Black Man, 2010 Handcolored Print,inks 8x10 © pjk
20101005145338-god_hates_fags_st
God Hates Fags Doncha Know, 2010 Mixed, Acrylic on Canvas,arrows,plastic Labels 36x22 © pjk
Aida
Aida in the 42nd Street Photo Booth, 1998 (Reworked 2009) Mixed (found B&w Photo,blown Up, Cut Out, Painted On,mounted to Acrylic on Canvas) 18x12 © pjk
20101005144956-new_cotter
"DON'T TELL!" The Archbishop Said, 2010 Acrylic on Canvas With Artifacts (choir Robe,medals,rosary,sunday School Rewards) 36 X 48 Inches © pjk
20101005144120-manpig
It's Not Kosher Upside Down (Pot Art Series), 2010 Revolving Sculpture,painted Wood,cement Pot, Wooden Dowel,ball Bearings 20x12x7 © pjk
Beat-it_-1
Beat It!, 2009 Acrylic 24x20 © pjk
Ketchum_carrot_ladies
Ketchum's Carrot Ladies, 2009 Acrylic 24x20 © yikesart
20101005112217-carrot_love
Carrot Obsession, 2010 Acrylic 22x18 © pjk
20101005112525-prop_8_or_bust
Prop 8 Sooner Than Later, 2009 Acrylic 22 X 30 Inches © pjk
Loud_noisesmall
Native American: Make a Loud Noise, 2010 Acrylic,found Photo,photo Dyes,oils 48x36
Smile_-1
Smile!, 2009 Acrylic 48x40 © yikesart
Sailors_at_right_angles
2 Sailors at Right Angles Acrylic 24x20 © yikesart
Ketchum_zip_zip_lone_ranger
Oh Merde! Lone Ranger Invades France, 2009 Acrylic 30x30 © yikesart
Sizzle
Sizzle in a Laura Ashley Room Mixed (found Photo,acrylic,photo Dyes) 36x30 © yikesart
20101027132147-woman_in_polkadot_dress
Woman in Polka Dot Dress (1860's) Mixed, Found Photo,acrylic,photo Dyes 18 X 12 © pjk
Anon
Anonymous, NA Mixed 24X20 © peter j. ketchum
Bp_008a
Black Evolution (Adapted from 1910 Postcard), 2003 Mixed on 4 Separate Canvases 20x18 Each One © peter j. ketchum
Blondie
New Age Blondie, NA Acrylic on Canvas 30x30 © peter j. ketchum
20101027133528-4architects
Four Architects Mixed (acrylic,found Photo,oils, Photo Dyes 18 X 12 © [jk
Flaggun
NRA Mandated Redesign of Our Betsy's American Flag, 2007 Acrylic on Paper Mounted on Board 20x36 © peter j. ketchum
Menu_fan
1951 Southern Souvenir Fan (Menu on Back), NA Acrylic on Canvas 30x30 © peter j. ketchum
Wanda_worries
Why Wanda Worries, NA Acrylic on Canvas 30x30 © peter j. ketchum
20101027132724-doris_day
Send for Me Doris Day Acrylic 48 X 36 © pjk
L_006
Adoration of Sister Margaret Mary of the Bronx, NA Mixed (acrylic,found Photos 36x30 © peter j. ketchum
Oprah
WAIT Until I Tell Miss Oprah!, NA 48x48 © peter j. ketchum
20101027125636-walt-whitman-150-anniversary-calamus-poems-leaves-of-grass-
Walt Whitman 150th Anniversary Collage, 2010 Mixed 30 X 20 Inches © pjk
20121018163715-peterketchum
The Blue Boy Mixed Media © Peter Ketchum
Quick Facts
Birth year
1942
Lives in
NYC
Works in
All Media
Representing galleries
Paris/New York/Kent
Tags
Gay mixed-media realism pop, folk-art, photo-collage, collage, Peter Ketchum, brooklyn, Peter J. Ketchum mixed-media pop pop mixed-media painting, graffiti/street-art, figurative, conceptual, sculpture
Statement

From the New York Times:
"Peter J. Ketchum knows how to get the viewer's
attention. Shown widely around the country, his
pictures commingle colors, people, situations,
commentary and mediums in a manner that is
provocative, funny and to the point. Attempts to
pigeonhole the work as Pop, folk, cartoon, mixed
media, collage, anthropomorphic, or merely strange
tend to fall short of the mark!"

Peter J. Ketchum received a degree in fine arts from Colby College,
did additional study at the School for Visual Arts in NYC, and studied
filmaking at NYU. He also studied privately with George Baer.

The Brooklyn based artist’s work is in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute,
The Norfolk History Museum, Colby, and the (late great) Guggenheim Downtown. His work has been
shown at The Brooklyn Museum, The Bushnell, The Springfield Museum of Fine Art, The Discovery Museum
(2 person show), and the Connecticut Sports Museum.
Five works were included in “35 Artists of North
America,” curated by Thomas Krens, the former head of the
Guggenheim. The artist has shown in solo and group shows in
Boston and NYC, including Exit Art, Lumina, MetroPictures, SOHO 20, HERE,
the Williamsburg (Brooklyn) Art Center, ArtWell, Bachelier/Cardonsky
and the Charter Oak Cultural Center.
Curators and/or gallery owners who have shown his work
include Ethan and Ivan Karp (OK Harris, NYC), Susan Dunne
(Pace NYC), John Klein (The Aldrich Museum) and Matthew
Druitt (The Guggenheim, NYC) and Thomas Krens (ex The
Guggenheim).