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ELIZABETH PEYTON | Flower Ben

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250,000 - 350,000 USD
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Description

  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • Flower Ben
  • signed, titled and dated 2002 on the reverse
  • oil on board
  • 9 7/8 by 8 1/8 in. 25.1 by 20.6 cm.

Provenance

neugerriemschneider, Berlin
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in July 2002

Exhibited

New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, Now Is a Good Time, January - February 2004
New York, New Museum; Minneapolis, Walker Art Center; London, Whitechapel Gallery; Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum, Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, October 2008 - March 2010, p. 163, illustrated in color
Tokyo, Hara Museum of Contemporary Art, Elizabeth Peyton, January - May 2017, pp. 34-35, illustrated in color

Literature

Matthew Higgs, Elizabeth Peyton, New York 2005, pp. 180-181, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Against the architectonic internal structure of Peyton's images, her figures lounge, lean, or sway. They are all on the diagonal. But it is not the directional diagonal of the revolutionary avant-gardes that points upwards to a utopian future. Rather these figures – their youth, their beauty, and the moment of time they inhabit – are about to fall. This sense of something fleeting and vulnerable is intensified by the delicacy of Peyton's drawing." Iwona Blazwick, "Excessive Life," in Exh. Cat., New York, New Museum, Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever, 2008, p. 232
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