Philip the Transplant Mixed Media Painting "JFK," 2018
Philip “Philip the Transplant” Rostek (American, 20th/21st century)
Oil paint and acrylic paint on canvas board
Signed and dated to the verso of canvas mounting
Title inscribed to the verso of canvas mounting
Philip Rostek, also known as “Philip the Transplant”, received his BFA at The Pennsylvania State University in 1971 and his MFA at Carnegie Mellon University in 1973. In addition to Philip the Transplant, he has assumed several alter egos throughout his studies and art career, including “Phriar Phil” after developing a spiritual connection to St. Francis of Assisi in the 1980s. He conceived his pseudonym “Philip the Transplant” after undergoing a successful heart transplant in 2008. His adoption of pseudonyms stems from his ongoing interest in assuming multiple identities, performance art, and distributed authorship in the postmodern art world.
- Item not examined outside of mounting
- light scuffing and accretions to paint.