Lot 595
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HENRY TAYLOR | Larry Dunn and Your Life Expectancy

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • Henry Taylor
  • Larry Dunn and Your Life Expectancy
  • acrylic on canvas, in two parts
  • i. 12 by 9 in. 30.5 by 22.9 cm.
  • ii. 47 1/4 by 28 1/2 in. 120 by 72.4 cm.
  • Executed in 2004.

Provenance

Daniel Reich Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner in February 2005

Catalogue Note

“Henry Taylor’s portraits are sincere but brash. Bright but also muted. They wink at you but can feel weighted down with a mood that is grim. Their lines are both vague and specific, but what unites them is his treatment of the subject. With every face he paints, there is a sense that Taylor is moving to capture the ineffable, to strip away both the mask and the persona, to retrieve the way someone is wonderful with their lip twisted jaunty just so before the moment is over and whatever secret truth he saw in their face that made it worthy of capturing has vanished.”  Rachel K. Gansah, Henry Taylor, New York 2018, p. 134

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