Lot 69
  • 69

JIM NUTT (B. 1938) | I Did It For You!, 1983

20,000 - 30,000 USD
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  • Jim Nutt (b. 1938)
  • I Did It For You!, 1983
  • Sheet: 11 by 16 in. (27.9 by 40.6 cm.); Framed: 18 1/4 by 23 1/4 in. (46.4 by 59.1 cm.)
graphite and colored pencil on paper; signed, titled, dated '1983' and variously inscribed on the reverse 


Phyllis Kind Gallery, Chicago
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1983


This work is in excellent condition overall. The sheet is hinged intermittently along the reverse to the backing board. The edges of the sheet are deckled and there is an undulation to the sheet, inherent to the nature of the artist's chosen medium. There are artist's pinholes in the upper corners. Framed under glass.
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Catalogue Note

Nutt was a founding member of the 1960s Chicago Surrealist movement, the Chicago Imagists, known for their disregard for the New York art trends of Pop and Minimalism. Nutt’s use of grotesque and surrealist figures makes this work particularly representative of the style. Nutt has featured in many exhibitions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, and the 1972 Venice Biennale.