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515
Rob Pruitt
SUICIDE PAINTING XX
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
515
Rob Pruitt
SUICIDE PAINTING XX
Estimate
80,000120,000
LOT SOLD. 100,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Rob Pruitt
B. 1964
SUICIDE PAINTING XX
acrylic on canvas
108 by 81 in. 274.3 by 205.7 cm.
Executed in 2013.
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Provenance

Gavin Brown's enterprise, New York
Private Collection, New York

Exhibited

London, Massimo De Carlo, The Suicide Paintings, October - November 2013

Catalogue Note

"In The Suicide Paintings, the colour combinations are more complex and there are no emoticons to tell us how we should feel. The absence of a story is made alarming by the scale and intensity of the encounter with colour on canvas...These hypnotic vistas, reminiscent of flatscreen TVs in both proportion and aggressively slick vacuity, are perhaps not visions of our possible suicides, but visions of our actual digitally mediated suicides...in a world where the pixel is king, pop culture has lost its punch. It is all very wry and very clever. Very Rob Pruitt."

Florence Waters, "Rob Pruitt: The Suicide Paintings," ArtReview, December 2013

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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