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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Peter Cain
OMEGA
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 77,500 USD
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467

PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION

Peter Cain
OMEGA
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 77,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Peter Cain
1959 - 1997
OMEGA
signed, titled and dated 1994 on the reverse
oil on linen
67 by 51 1/8 in. 170.2 by 129.9 cm.
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Provenance

Matthew Marks Gallery, New York
Private Collection
Acquired from the above by the present owner 

Exhibited

New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Peter Cain, Paintings, Drawings, Photographs, March - April 1995
New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Peter Cain, More Courage and Less Oil, October - November 2002, pl. 13, illustrated in color
New York, Matthew Marks Gallery, Peter Cain, September - October 2016
Los Angeles, Matthew Marks Gallery, Peter Cain, June - September 2017, pp. 97 and 152, illustrated in color

Literature

Jerry Saltz, "Carpe Diem." The Village Voice, 23 October 2002, p. 67, illustrated in color

Catalogue Note

"Cain would start with a magazine ad, cut it up, and collage it back together, removing sections of an automobile and refashioning the remains into a fantastical, if all but functionless, new model. For all the distortions he wrought on them, Cain’s cars rarely seem as though they have been violently severed from a larger whole. Nor do they ever look dented, bruised, or demolished, in the manner of a John Chamberlain sculpture. Cain’s recombinant machines appear instead as gleaming objects complete in themselves, newfangled automotive mutants or hybrids beckoning our visual attention."

Richard Meyer, "The Last of Peter Cain" in Beau Rutland et. al., Peter Cain, New York 2017, p. 129

Contemporary Art Day Auction

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