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ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Marisa Merz
UNTITLED
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT
431

ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Marisa Merz
UNTITLED
Estimate
30,00040,000
LOT SOLD. 75,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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New York

Marisa Merz
B. 1926
UNTITLED
graphite, paraffin wax and tape on paper
22 3/4 by 16 1/2 in. 57.8 by 41.9 cm.
This work is undated. 
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The certificate of authenticity will be shared with the successful purchaser of this work. 

Provenance

Courtesy the artist and Gladstone Gallery, New York and Brussels 

Catalogue Note

"Merz’s most striking pictorial technique involves layering combinations of graphite, wax, pastel, and paint that is brushed or sprayed, or sometimes both, onto paper, metal, board, or unstretched canvas. Colors shared by different mediums make it hard, at times, to know which material you see...Merz’s mixed methods draw you into the process of the work, as if your gaze were helping to generate it. First impressions of insouciantly woozy execution disintegrate in registrations of texture and touch. The pictures are like factories turning out dreams."

Peter Schjeldahl, "Marisa Merz’s Factory of Dreams," The New Yorker, 22 January 2017

Contemporary Art Day Auction

|
New York