Lot 928
  • 928

Jonas Wood

Estimate
350,000 - 500,000 HKD
Sold
400,000 HKD
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Description

  • Jonas Wood
  • Ewing's Card
  • gouache and pencil on Rives BFK paper
  • 76.5 by 56.2 cm; 30⅛ by 22⅛ in.
signed, titled and dated 2005 on the reverse

Provenance

Los Angeles Modern Auctions, 11 December 2011, lot 199
Los Angeles Modern Auctions, 21 February 2016, lot 37
Acquired by the present owner from the above sale

Catalogue Note

Legendary basketball star Patrick Ewing has been a fixture in the NBA since his infamous draft in 1985. Having retired from the NBA after a 17-year career, the 11-time All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist enjoyed both individual and team successes playing mostly for the New York Knicks. In the present work, contemporary LA-based artist Jonas Wood has transformed a Patrick Ewing basketball trading card into a magnificent drawing depicting Ewing posed in the midst of action. The work is a classic example of Wood's use of motifs drawn from pop culture and the inspiration he drew from abstract colorists from Modern masters such as Matisse.
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