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Josh Smith
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT
503
Josh Smith
UNTITLED
Estimate
100,000150,000
LOT SOLD. 262,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Josh Smith
B. 1976
UNTITLED
signed and dated 2013 on the overlap
oil on canvas
60 by 48 1/4 in. 152.4 by 122.6 cm.
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Provenance

Luhring Augustine, New York
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Catalogue Note

"Each canvas consists of bands of lurid tropical sunset colors—blues, purples, oranges and yellows, with occasional reds and pinks—against which are silhouetted one to three spindly black-over-green palm trees. Here again, a formula is carried with a dispatch that might almost be described as automatist. Smith seems to paint in fast, slurry gestures with his mind elsewhere, as if to see which art historical references heave up from painting’s collective unconsciousness. Here, we get riffs on the 20th century’s various Expressionisms—German, Abstract and Neo—along with David Hockney, tourist art and Richard Prince."

Roberta Smith, "Josh Smith," The New York Times, 10 October 2013, p. C26

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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