RACHEL HOWARD | VENA PUNCTURE
RACHEL HOWARD | VENA PUNCTURE
RACHEL HOWARD | VENA PUNCTURE
RACHEL HOWARD | VENA PUNCTURE
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The History of Now: The Collection of David Teiger Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

RACHEL HOWARD | VENA PUNCTURE

Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD

The History of Now: The Collection of David Teiger Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

RACHEL HOWARD | VENA PUNCTURE

Estimate: 30,000 - 40,000 USD

Lot Details

Description

The History of Now: The Collection of David Teiger Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art

RACHEL HOWARD

b. 1969

VENA PUNCTURE


signed, titled and dated 03/04 on the reverse; also signed on the stretcher

household gloss on canvas

96 by 96 in. (244 by 244 cm.)


PROVENANCE

Gagosian Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by David Teiger in June 2004

Condition Report

This work is in excellent condition overall. There are textural shifts due to the artist's chosen media. There is a fine layer of dust on the surface. Under ultraviolet light, there is no evidence of restoration. Unframed.


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Cataloguing

Provenance

Gagosian Gallery, London

Acquired from the above by David Teiger in June 2004

Catalogue Note

British-born artist Rachel Howard uses gravity to execute her signature style, pouring paint vertically onto her canvases and using a brush to create layers and striations that leave a glossy appearance to her work.


Producing both representational and abstract works, Howard is versatile in her reflections on recurrent themes of violence, mortality and religion. She describes her work as “not about a bacchanalian violence, but rather the acts of a steady calm hand on a greater scale: maximum damage, planned and calmly carried out; hence the slow slice through the alizarin crimson oil paint, exposing the fluorescent beneath, the repetition of the act of painting mimics the repetition of violence” [Rachel Howard in Paintings of Violence (Why I am not a mere Christian), Mass MoCA, February 2018 – March 2019].


Rachel Howard has been widely exhibited in Europe by Thaddeus Ropac and Gagosian Gallery. Her works can be found in various public and private collections, including Art Council Collection in the United Kingdom, the Ackland Art Museum in North Carolina, the Museum Van Loon in Amsterdam, and the Pio Monte della Misericordia in Naples. 

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Online bidding closed18 Jul 2019 | 07:30 PM GMT