We are pleased to present a new edition by Joe Goode. For the edition Goode has revisited the milk bottle, a pop icon employed by the artist frequently throughout his career. In this new publication the milk bottle is beckoning and spectral, hovering in front of a photographic background drawn from the artists personal inventory of hotel windows photos he takes while traveling. From the 1961 Milk Bottle paintings to his latest works, including this edition, Goode has questioned the nature of experience through reproducing reproductions; Polaroids, houses, spoons, glasses, shadows of milk bottles, and now the painted milk bottle depicted in the edition show his continuous refinement of this basic, conceptual theme.
Goode is a seminal figure in the development of the Los Angeles art scene in the early 1960s. His work was included in the 1962 groundbreaking exhibit, New Paintings of Common Objects, curated by Walter Hopps at the Pasadena Art Museum (now Norton Simon Museum). Considered the first museum Pop Art exhibition in the United States, this historical exhibition included artists Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Ed Ruscha, among others, and earned Goode critical acclaim, while securing his place in art history.
Over the past 60 years, Goode's work has been shown in galleries from Los Angeles to New York, London to Tokyo. His work has been featured in museum exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art in New York, The Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and many more. The artist lives and works in Los Angeles.
It’s not very often I choose to revisit a series I’ve done before. On the occasions that I’ve done it, it was because I just felt that I really had a new way of seeing it. A good example would be the “Milk Bottle” paintings I started in the 1960s. -Joe Goode in Artforum (April 21, 2017).