Lot 425
  • 425

Jack Whitten

200,000 - 300,000 USD
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  • Jack Whitten
  • 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.


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