Lot 401
  • 401

MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968) | Untitled, 2001

25,000 - 35,000 USD
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  • Untitled, 2001
  • Sheet: 11 by 8 1/2 in. (27.9 by 21.6 cm.); Framed: 20 3/4 by 16 5/8 in. (52.7 by 42.2 cm.)
colored pencil, graphite, ink and tape on found paper collage; signed with the artist's initials and dated '2001' on the reverse


Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Beginning his career as a gallerist, Mark Grotjahn began honing his own skills as an artist through a conceptual practice where he would faithfully reproduce signs placed in the windows of stores in his native Los Angeles and trade them with the shop owners for the original signs. From here, the artist began to explore using shifting perspectives on one surface, culminating in the Butterflyseries, which features highly abstracted forms of butterflies, painted using very precise, linear colors to express the form of a butterfly to the viewer.