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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Amy Sillman
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THE HISTORY OF NOW: THE COLLECTION OF DAVID TEIGER SOLD TO BENEFIT TEIGER FOUNDATION FOR THE SUPPORT OF CONTEMPORARY ART

Amy Sillman
NOSE
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Irrevocable Bids
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Details & Cataloguing

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Amy Sillman
B. 1955
NOSE
signed twice and dated 2010 on the overlap; signed and dated 2010 on the reverse
oil on canvas
90 by 84 in. 228.6 by 213.4 cm.
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Provenance

Sikkema Jenkins & Co., New York
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in June 2010 

Exhibited

New York, Sikkema Jenkins & Co., Amy Sillman: Transformer (...or, how many lightbulbs does it take to change a painting?), April - May 2010
Boston, Institute of Contemporary Art; Aspen Art Museum; Annandale-on-Hudson, Bard College, Hessel Museum of Art, Amy Sillman: One Lump or Two, October 2013 - January 2014, p. 145, illustrated in color

Literature

Karen Rosenberg, "Boldness Comes with Manifesto," The New York Times, 10 May 2010, p. C1, illustrated in color 
Faye Hirsch, "Amy Sillman at Sikkema Jenkins," Art in America, 11 September 2010
Matt Saunders, "Parts & Labour," Frieze, No. 133, September 2010, p. 124, illustrated in color
Robert Moeller, "The Persuasive Paintings of a Shamanistic Yenta," Hyperallergic, 24 December 2013, n.p.

Catalogue Note

"Nose riffs on the supposed tensions between high and low art and the canonical distinctions that separate figuration from abstraction, thumbing its nose at you in the process. The painting is a bawdy celebration of the manner in which Sillman works. It’s not an either/or process put in play but an anything-goes medley that’s personal, quirky, and hard to pin down. Most artists would lose themselves in this sort of heady intersection, but Sillman thrives on diagramming the variety of experiences she’s trying to convey without ever sacrificing the visual acuity of what she makes."

Robert Moeller, "The Persuasive Paintings of a Shamanistic Yenta," Hyperallergic, 24 December 2013

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