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Richard Aldrich
B. 1975
STRANGER IN A STRANGE LAND; UNTITLED; GIFT
i: enamel and silkscreen on linen
ii: wood
iii: found object
i: 214 by 147.4 cm. 84 3/8 by 58 in; ii: 10.2 by 25.4 by 22.9 cm. 4 by 10 by 9 in; iii: 132.1 by 33 by 45.7 cm. 52 by 13 by 18 in.
Executed in 2008-09.
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Provenance

Bortolami Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2010

Exhibited

New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Whitney Biennial, February - May 2010
London, Saatchi Gallery, Painters' Painters, November 2016 - March 2017, pp.18-19, illustrated in colour

Catalogue Note

“It’s like this acceptance thing, the idea of understanding, this idea of perfection being an acceptance of one’s intuition. Like Japanese scrolls or Chinese scrolls or calligraphy. That’s what I’m most into: the idea of the perfect gesture. And what makes it perfect is just an acceptance of it for what it is. It’s like when you stop trying you can actually do it; it’s that understanding of one’s state of mind.”

RICHARD ALDRICH
in conversation with Ross Simonini, Art in America, 2015, online

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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