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ALAN MAGEE: Witness

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“I find that I am haunted by things that I know about in life, not that I seek them out. I'm not a real
activist and I think any genuine activist would be able to see that. I am an artist, but on the other hand I think
life comes right through your walls, right into where you are living and working, and particularly today, it takes a
real effort to remain innocent.”

-Alan Magee

"Although they are works of armor, although they are works of weaponry, there's a kind of vulnerability because we can't see the person within, there's just a blackness there."

-Eleanor Heartney, Art Scholar and Author

Helmet VI [detail], 2019, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 50 inches

Helmet VI [detail], 2019, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 50 inches

"Inside of that stillness, this instrument of war, is this kind of being who is pleading to us, is haunted by the traumas and the horrors that it, he or she, has witnessed."

-Eleanor Heartney, Art Scholar and Author

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Alan Magee Helmet III, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet III, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

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Alan Magee Barrack Twenty-Five, 2020

Alan Magee
Barrack Twenty-Five, 2020
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
24 x 18 inches
$19,000

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Alan Magee Helmet IV, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet IV, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

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Alan Magee Wound, 1995

Alan Magee
Wound, 1995
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

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Alan Magee Helmet V, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet V, 2019
acrylic on canvas
72 x 50 inches
$70,000
SOLD

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Alan Magee Yo Lo Vi (to Goya), 2019

Alan Magee
Yo Lo Vi (to Goya), 2019
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

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Alan Magee Helmet II, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet II, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

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Alan Magee Silence, 1995

Alan Magee
Silence, 1995
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

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Alan Magee Helmet I, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet I, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 x 49 7/8 inches
$55,000

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Alan Magee Helmet VI, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet VI, 2019
acrylic on canvas
72 x 50 inches
$70,000

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Alan Magee Indictment, 2020

Alan Magee
Indictment, 2020
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

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Alan Magee Helmet VII, 2020

Alan Magee
Helmet VII, 2020
acrylic on canvas
50 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches
$55,000

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Alan Magee Memoir, 1990

Alan Magee
Memoir, 1990
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

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Alan Magee Pen II, 2020

Alan Magee
Pen II, 2020
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
24 x 18 inches
$19,000

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Alan Magee The Colonies, 2011

Alan Magee
The Colonies, 2011
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

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Alan Magee The Word, 2020

Alan Magee
The Word, 2020
acrylic on canvas
26 x 38 inches
$32,000.

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Alan Magee Circles, 2020

Alan Magee
Circles, 2020
acrylic on canvas
32 x 40 inches
$38,000.

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Alan Magee Helmet III, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet III, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

Alan Magee Barrack Twenty-Five, 2020

Alan Magee
Barrack Twenty-Five, 2020
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
24 x 18 inches
$19,000

Alan Magee Helmet IV, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet IV, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

Alan Magee Wound, 1995

Alan Magee
Wound, 1995
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

Alan Magee Helmet V, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet V, 2019
acrylic on canvas
72 x 50 inches
$70,000
SOLD

Alan Magee Yo Lo Vi (to Goya), 2019

Alan Magee
Yo Lo Vi (to Goya), 2019
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

Alan Magee Helmet II, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet II, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 50 1/8 inches
$55,000

Alan Magee Silence, 1995

Alan Magee
Silence, 1995
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

Alan Magee Helmet I, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet I, 2019
acrylic on canvas
40 x 49 7/8 inches
$55,000

Alan Magee Helmet VI, 2019

Alan Magee
Helmet VI, 2019
acrylic on canvas
72 x 50 inches
$70,000

Alan Magee Indictment, 2020

Alan Magee
Indictment, 2020
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

Alan Magee Helmet VII, 2020

Alan Magee
Helmet VII, 2020
acrylic on canvas
50 1/8 x 40 1/8 inches
$55,000

Alan Magee Memoir, 1990

Alan Magee
Memoir, 1990
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

Alan Magee Pen II, 2020

Alan Magee
Pen II, 2020
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
24 x 18 inches
$19,000

Alan Magee The Colonies, 2011

Alan Magee
The Colonies, 2011
monotype with watercolor and black pencil
14 x 11 inches
$16,000.

Alan Magee The Word, 2020

Alan Magee
The Word, 2020
acrylic on canvas
26 x 38 inches
$32,000.

Alan Magee Circles, 2020

Alan Magee
Circles, 2020
acrylic on canvas
32 x 40 inches
$38,000.

"These two bodies of work were done at different times, but they work together in a remarkable way. They really speak to each other… Both of them seem to talk about the very difficult kind of world that we found ourselves in right now."

-Eleanor Heartney, Art Scholar and Author

 

Images from left:

Helmet V, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 50 inches

Yo Lo Vi (to Goya), 2019, monotype with watercolor and black pencil, 14 x 11 inches

 

Images from left:

Helmet V, 2019, acrylic on canvas, 72 x 50 inches

Yo Lo Vi (to Goya), 2019, monotype with watercolor and black pencil, 14 x 11 inches

 

 

"Both series of works are in many ways works of mourning. They are about a moment in our life and in our time where there is great sadness."

-Eleanor Heartney, Art Scholar and Author

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Press Release
Alan Magee Portland Press Herald 2020
Alan Magee Portland Press Herald 2020