Artist Desire Obtain Cherish mocks middle class values in this collection of UV cast resin sculptures called “Designer Drugs”. 

LA-based artist Desire Obtain Cherish emergence as a street artist in the 2000s, DOC has blended the concerns and methods of street, pop, conceptual and appropriation art with popular culture to create his own unique satirical message.

His work, though often controversial, is always engaging, and explores contemporary obsessions with sex, desire, drugs, gender, celebrity, media, commerce and fame. We simply can’t get enough of the Designers Drugs – series made on UV Cast Resin (42 x 27). DOC’s artwork rarely inspires moderate responses, an indication of his achievements’ importance. With DOC focusing on some of the most banal objects as models, his works avoid typical standards of “good taste” in art, and instead focus on the vulnerabilities of hierarchies and value systems. DOC’s work “reflects a darker, albeit more humorous slant on middle-class American values versus a spiritual or expressive essence of a highly individual artist.”

He received his Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) at Parson’s School of Design. Since his first solo show at Lab Art street gallery in Los Angeles in 2011, Desire Obtain Cherish’s work has propelled with unusual fervor amid collectors and the public alike. Upcoming shows include two art fairs slated for Basel this year, including Art Miami Booth E6, and UNIX Contemporary in the Wynwood Arts District.

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