Lot 131
  • 131

Carroll Dunham

60,000 - 80,000 GBP
100,000 GBP
bidding is closed


  • Carroll Dunham
  • Mesokingdom Thirteen (Dust)
  • signed and dated Dec. 2001 - Feb 2002; signed, titled and dated 2001 - 2002 on the stretcher
  • mixed media on linen
  • 77 x 53 inches


Metro Pictures, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2002

Catalogue Note

"I had this idea that I wanted to use only the certain signs, glyphs and drawing moves that I’ve been using since the very beginning of my work. The loop-the-loop and an arrow thing with the point are among these recurring motifs. There’s a handful of them. It’s a very primitive vocabulary of little marks and ellipses. In one way or another, they account for almost everything I’ve ever drawn. And I tried to think about these as non-subject paintings, just making marks with no sense of where I’m going."

in conversation with Ross Simonini, In the Studio: Carroll Dunham, 2016, online