Peter Cain1959-1997

New York, NY

$15,000 toward a catalogue raisonné on the painter, written by art historian Eileen Costello and published by Steidl Verlag. Native to New Jersey, Cain had one person shows in New York and California and participated in numerous group shows nationally and abroad. Aside from three monumental portraits of his companion Sean, Cain’s paintings are void of human presence. His images of cars, morphed into almost unrecognizable shapes, as well as depictions of mini-marts and gas stations that lack any logos or typography, produce disorienting and surreal effects through their flat, spliced imagery, and unexpected orientation on the canvas.