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PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

Mark Grotjahn
UNTITLED (FULL COLORED BUTTERFLY 761)
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,815,000 USD
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415

PROPERTY FROM AN IMPORTANT AMERICAN COLLECTION

Mark Grotjahn
UNTITLED (FULL COLORED BUTTERFLY 761)
Estimate
600,000800,000
LOT SOLD. 1,815,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Mark Grotjahn
B. 1968
UNTITLED (FULL COLORED BUTTERFLY 761)
signed twice, titled and dated 2008 on the reverse
colored pencil on paper
47 5/8 by 38 in. 120.9 by 96.5 cm.
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Provenance

Blum & Poe, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"With contextual influences ranging widely from the history of geometric modernism — as seen in the works of artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Kazimir Malevich, and Piet Mondrian — to experiments in musical and filmic composition and typographic design, Grotjahn's butterflies playfully blur the once rigorous boundaries between representation and abstraction, between surface and depth, and between the conceptual and the concrete in artistic production."

Douglas Fogle in Exh. Cat., New York, Blum & Poe, Mark Grotjahn Butterfly Paintings, 2014, p. 37

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York