Lot 207
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ELIZABETH PEYTON | John Kennedy Jr. Meets Queen Elizabeth II

Estimate
60,000 - 80,000 USD
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Description

  • Elizabeth Peyton
  • John Kennedy Jr. Meets Queen Elizabeth II
  • partially titled; titled on the reverse
  • colored pencil on paper
  • 11 1/2 by 9 in. 29.2 by 22.8 cm.
  • Executed in 1999.

Provenance

Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

Exhibited

New York, Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, Calendar 2000, September - December 1999

Condition

This work is in very good condition overall. There is a slight undulation to the sheet. Under very close inspection, there is a pinpoint, faint blue media accretion along the top edge approximately 1 inch from the left corner likely from the time of execution. The sheet is hinged verso to the mat at all four corners. Framed under Plexiglas. Please refer to Sothebys.com for updated dimensions.
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Catalogue Note

"Against the architectonic internal structure of Peyton's images, her figures lounge, lean, or sway. They are all on the diagonal. But it is not the directional diagonal of the revolutionary avant-gardes that points upwards to a utopian future. Rather these figures—their youth, their beauty, and the moment of time they inhabit—are about to fall. This sense of something fleeting and vulnerable is intensified by the delicacy of Peyton's drawing." Iwona Blazwick in: "Excessive Life," in: Exh. Cat., New York, New Museum, Elizabeth Peyton: Live Forever, 2008, p. 232