RG: Your most recent work is related to stickers and tattoos. Can you say something about what this work means for you?
DDL: This last Cross Contamination series is very much about lowbrow culture, specifically the sticker craze in the inner cities. I’ve studied the ubiquitous emergence of the tattoo, graffiti, and other cultural phenomenon, but the sticker more directly allows me to draw from the collective unconscious. As life, of living peacefully and safely gets more complicated, more problematic, more dire in the world, my practice of free minded drawing, that basic escape mechanism helps to keep me centered, sane, and dare I say, happy.

Rupert Goldsworthy, Whitehot

CC 113 UC (The Impossibility of a Skinned Knee)
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
11 1/2" x 12" x 9"
CC 113 UC (The Impossibility of a Skinned Knee)
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
11 1/2" x 12" x 9"
CC 113 UC (The Impossibility of a Skinned Knee)
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
11 1/2" x 12" x 9"
CC 113 UC (The Impossibility of a Skinned Knee)
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
11 1/2" x 12" x 9"
CC 113 UC (The Impossibility of a Skinned Knee)
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
11 1/2" x 12" x 9"
CC 113 UC (The Impossibility of a Skinned Knee)
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
11 1/2" x 12" x 9"
CC 112 UC
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
18" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
CC 112 UC
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
18" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
CC 112 UC
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
18" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
CC 112 UC
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
18" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
CC 112 UC
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
18" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
CC 112 UC
2021
sand, papier-mâché, gesso, acrylic medium and objects
18" x 7 1/2" x 9 1/2"
CC 111 ACM
2021
carved wood and found objects
43" x 37 1/2" x 23"


CC 111 ACM (detail)
2021
carved wood and found objects
43" x 37 1/2" x 23"
CC 111 ACM
2021
carved wood and found objects
43" x 37 1/2" x 23"
CC 111 ACM (detail)
2021
carved wood and found objects
43" x 37 1/2" x 23"
CC 111 ACM
2021
carved wood and found objects
43" x 37 1/2" x 23"
CC 111 ACM (detail)
2021
carved wood and found objects
43" x 37 1/2" x 23"
CCWS 110
2021
acrylic and ink on paper and oil on wood panel
14" x 42"
CCWS 110 (detail)
2021
acrylic and ink on paper and oil on wood panel
14" x 42"
CCWS 110 (detail)
2021
acrylic and ink on paper and oil on wood panel
14" x 42"
CCWS 109
2021
acrylic and ink on paper and oil on wood panel
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"
CCWS 108
2021
acrylic and ink on paper on wood panel
16 3/8" x 16 1/2"
CCWS 107
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on wood panel faux painted as marble
16 1/2" x 16 1/2"
CCWS 106
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on wood panel
16 1/2" x 17"
CCWS 105
2020
acrylic, ink and graphite on paper on wood panel
15 1/2" x 15 1/2"
CCWS 104
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
36" x 24"
CCWS 103
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
32" x 20"
CCWS 102
2020
acrylic, ink and graphite on paper on canvas
14" x 11"
CCWS 101
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
16" x 12"
CCWS 100
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
32" x 34"
CCWS 99
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
24" x 38"
CCWS 98
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
60" x 36"
CCWS 98 (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
60" x 36"
CCWS 97
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
27" x 25"
CCWS 96
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
12" x 9"
CCWS 95
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
18" x 14"
CCWS 94
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
9" x 12"
CCWS 93
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
12" x 9"
CCWS 92
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
40" x 36"
CCWS 91
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
12" x 9"
CCWS 90
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
20" x 20"
CCWS 89
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
40" x 30"
CCWS 88 (After Goya's The Colossus)
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
24" x 18"
CCWS 87
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
30" x 18"
CCWS 86
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
30" x 66"
CCWS 86 (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
30" x 66"
CCWS (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
30" x 66"
CCWS 85
2020
acrylic, ink and pastel on paper on canvas
24" x 16"
CCWS 84
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
34" x 24"
CCWS 83
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
18" x 24"
CCWS 82
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
46" x 24"
CCWS 81
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
18" x 24"
CCWS 80 (After Courbet’s The Origin of the World)
2020
acrylic, ink and pastel on paper on canvas
18" x 24"
CCWS 79
2020
acrylic, ink, marker and color pencil on paper on canvas
24" x 18"
CCWS 78
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
20" x 16"
CCWS 77
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
24" x 18"
CCWS 76
2020
acrylic, ink and charcoal on paper on canvas
24" x 18"
CCWS 75
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and pastel on paper on canvas
24" x 18"
CCWS 74
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and conté on paper on canvas
30" x 18"
CCWS 73
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and conté on paper on canvas
18" x 28"
CCWS 72
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
16" x 20"
CCWS 71
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on canvas
24" x 36"
CCWS 70
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on canvas
30" x 24"
CCWS 69
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on wood
30" x 67"
CCWS 69 (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on wood
30" x 67"
CCWS 69 (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on wood
30" x 67"
CCWS 68
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
9 1/2" x 9 5/8"
CCWS 67
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
9 3/8" x 12"
CCWS 66
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
9 5/8" x 16"
CCWS 65
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
10 3/8" x 16"
CCWS 64
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
6 3/8" x 9 5/8"
CCWS 63
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
10 3/4" x 16"
CCWS 62
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
4 7/8" x 7 5/8"
CCWS 61
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
10 3/8" x 14 1/8"
CCWS 60
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on wood
67" x 30"
CCWS 60 (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on wood
67" x 30"
CCWS 60 (detail)
2020
acrylic, ink, graphite and charcoal on paper on wood
67" x 30"
CCWS 59
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
12 3/8" x 11 1/2"
CCWS 58
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
CCWS 57
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
9" x 11 5/8"
CCWS 56
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
6 7/8" x 3 3/8"
CCWS 55
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
7 5/8" x 6 7/8"
CCWS 54
2020
acrylic and ink on paper on Plexiglas
5 1/8" x 6 7/8"
CCWS 53
2020
acrylic, found needlepoint and ink on paper on wood and canvas with found objects
18 1/4" x 25" x 5 1/4"
CCWS 53 (detail)
2020
acrylic, found needlepoint and ink on paper on wood and canvas with found objects
18 1/4" x 25" x 5 1/4"
CCWS 52
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood and fabric with objects and carved and painted wood
36" x 26" x 5"
CCWS 52 (detail)
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood and fabric with objects and carved and painted wood
36" x 26" x 5"
CCWS 51
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
21 1/2" x 21 1/2"
CCWS 50
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on vintage wooden/painted Sicilian serving tray
17 1/2" x 17 1/2" x 2 1/2"
CCWS 49
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
12" x 15 1/2"
CCWS 48
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
12" x 14"
CCWS 47
2019
acrylic on masonite (1974), charcoal on paper (1974), ink on paper (2019)
21" x 18"
CCWS 46 (with two details)
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
38" x 8 1/2"
CCWS 45
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
9 1/4" x 9 3/4"
CCWS 44
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
13 1/4" x 12"
CCWS 43
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
12 1/2" x 15 1/2"
CCWS 42
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
11" x 11"
CCWS 41
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
11.5" x 12"
CCWS 40
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
10" x 9.75"
CCWS 39
1986 & 2019
acrylic and ink on paper and canvas
18" x 20"
CCWS 38
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
17.5" x 5.5"
CCWS 37
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
8" x 5.5"
CCWS 36
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
19" x 8"
CCWS 35
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
13.5" x 11.5"
CCWS 34
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
9.5" x 9.5"
CCWS 33
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
7.25" x 8.25"
CCWS 32 (The Studio)
1986 & 2019
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
40" x 40"
CCWS 32 (The Studio) (detail)
1986 & 2019
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
40" x 40"
CCWS 32 (The Studio) (detail)
1986 & 2019
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
40" x 40"
CCWS 32 (The Studio) (detail)
1986 & 2019
acrylic and ink on paper on canvas
40" x 40"
CCWS 31
2019
acrylic and ink on paper on wood
20" x 16"
CCWS 30
2019
acrylic, wood veneer and stickers on tablecloth with artist's frame
39" x 27" x 3"
MAwS 29 (Martian Atlas with Stickers)
1991 & 2018
mixed media/kinetic
81" x 32" x 14"
MAwS 29(Martian Atlas with Stickers)
1991 & 2018
mixed media/kinetic
81" x 32" x 14"
MAwS 29(Martian Atlas with Stickers)
1991 & 2018
mixed media/kinetic
81" x 32" x 14"
MAwS 29(Martian Atlas with Stickers)
1991 & 2018
mixed media/kinetic
81" x 32" x 14"
CCWS 28
2018
mixed media
21 1/2" x 20" x 14"
CCWS 28
2018
mixed media
21 1/2" x 20" x 14"
CCWS 28
2018
mixed media
21 1/2" x 20" x 14"
CCWS 28
2018
mixed media
21 1/2" x 20" x 14"
CCWS-27
2018
mixed media
22 1/2" x 14" x 15"
CCWS-27
2018
mixed media
22 1/2" x 14" x 15"
CCWS-27
2018
mixed media
22 1/2" x 14" x 15"
CCWS-27
2018
mixed media
22 1/2" x 14" x 15"
CCWS-26
2018
mixed media
22" x 12" x 12"
CCWS-26
2018
mixed media
22" x 12" x 12"
CCWS-2016
2018
mixed media
22" x 12" x 12"
CCWS-26
2018
mixed media
22" x 12" x 12"
CCWS-25
2018
mixed media
21" x 14" x 12"
CCWS-25
2018
mixed media
21" x 14" x 12"
CCWS-25
2018
mixed media
21" x 14" x 12"
CCWS-25
2018
mixed media
21" x 14" x 12"
Auguste's Brain
1988-2018
acrylic and paper on carved wood with wire
10 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 5"
Auguste's Brain
1988-2018
acrylic and paper on carved wood with wire
10 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 5"
Auguste's Brain
1988-2018
acrylic and paper on carved wood with wire
10 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 5"
Auguste's Brain
1988-2018
acrylic and paper on carved wood with wire
10 1/2" x 6 1/4" x 5"
CCAC-23
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-24
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-22
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-21
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-20
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 24 3/4"
CCAC-19
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-18
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 24 3/4"
CCAC-17
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-16
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-15
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 24 3/4"
CCAC-14
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-13
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-12
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-11
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-10
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-9
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-8
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-7
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-6
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-5
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-4
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-3
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-2
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
CCAC-1
2018
ink on paper and acrylic on album cover
12 1/2" x 12 1/2"
Need is Chance Rising
2015
mixed media
27" X 20" X 17"
Need is Chance Rising
2015
mixed media
27" X 20" X 17"
Need is Chance Rising
2015
mixed media
27" X 20" X 17"
Need is Chance Rising (detail)
2015
mixed media
27" X 20" X 17"
Whistling Bird
1998
Wood, acrylic and plastic laundry soap bottle
16.5 X 17 X 13.5 inches
Whistling Bird
1998
Wood, acrylic and plastic laundry soap bottle
16.5 X 17 X 13.5 inches
Whistling Bird
1998
Wood, acrylic and plastic laundry soap bottle
16.5 X 17 X 13.5 inches
Whistling Bird
1998
Wood, acrylic and plastic laundry soap bottle
16.5 X 17 X 13.5 inches