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ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Charles Gaines
NUMBERS AND TREES: CENTRAL PARK SERIES IV: TREE #6, CARMICHAEL 
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 475,000 USD
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ARTISTS FOR THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Charles Gaines
NUMBERS AND TREES: CENTRAL PARK SERIES IV: TREE #6, CARMICHAEL 
Estimate
150,000200,000
LOT SOLD. 475,000 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York

Charles Gaines
B. 1944
NUMBERS AND TREES: CENTRAL PARK SERIES IV: TREE #6, CARMICHAEL 
acrylic sheet, acrylic paint, lacquer, and wood 
78 3/8 by 59 5/8 by 5 3/4 in. 199.1 by 151.4 by 14.6 cm.
Executed in 2019, this work is unique.
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Provenance

Courtesy the artist and Hauser & Wirth

Catalogue Note

"The tree retains its status as the central form of the artist’s painterly deconstruction. His work with such imagery began in 1975 with Walnut Tree Orchard, in which he broke down the organic lines of a walnut tree into a numerical system after encountering Tantric Buddhist diagrams… The vertical row of cells that number zero appear to slice through the photographic version of the tree underneath. From that middle, ascending numbers grow and shoot off to the left and right sides, offering new language to the signification of a tree through movement, color, and shape. These subjects become more layered, complex, and vibrant as the viewer moves from one to the next in an installation as logical as the images’ paint-by-numbers appearance."

Amanda Cahia, "Critics's Picks: Charles Gaines," Artforum, 11 November 2016, n.p.

Contemporary Art Evening Auction

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New York