425
425
Jack Whitten
THE GHOST OF JOSEPH BEUYS
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 855,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
425
Jack Whitten
THE GHOST OF JOSEPH BEUYS
Estimate
200,000300,000
LOT SOLD. 855,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Jack Whitten
B. 1939
THE GHOST OF JOSEPH BEUYS
signed, titled and dated 1986 on the reverse
acrylic and canvas collage on canvas
58 1/4 by 52 3/4 in. 148 by 134 cm.
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Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner in 1999

Catalogue Note

"Those site paintings, which were acrylic skins, came out of the early ‘80s when I first started laminating a piece of acrylic back down to the canvas. I took the paint up off the canvas and then put it back down on the canvas. This was a major breakthrough. I’m dealing now with paint as a collage, paint as sculpture. I have changed the verb 'to paint': I don’t paint a painting, I make a painting." Jack Whitten

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York