Lot 404
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MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968) | Untitled, 2002

Estimate
15,000 - 20,000 USD
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Description

  • Untitled, 2002
  • Sheet: 8 1/4 by 11 3/8 in. (21 by 28.9 cm.); Framed: 14 by 20 1/2  in.   (35.6 by 52.1 cm.)
ink, graphite, colored pencil, oil, charcoal and oil on found paper collage; signed with the artist's initials and dated '02' on the reverse

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Catalogue Note

Grotjahn is well-known in the art world for his radiating butterfly paintings, his mask sculptures, and his detailed artistic practice. However, it was only as a result of an injury he sustained while working on his Butterfly series that Grotjahn began to create masks from repurposed objects such as beer boxes and toilet paper rolls.  In the present work, the artist blends his radial paintings, dynamic face paintings, and mask sculptures into one. Grotjahn’s thoughtful artistic practice shines through the eyes of this work.
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