View 1 of Lot 410. LYNDA BENGLIS | RACER SERIES #3 MARCH.
View 1 of Lot 410. LYNDA BENGLIS | RACER SERIES #3 MARCH.
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LYNDA BENGLIS | RACER SERIES #3 MARCH

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

California Straight Ahead: Property from the Collection of Dr. David Sanders and Prof. Jesse Dukeminier

LYNDA BENGLIS | RACER SERIES #3 MARCH

LYNDA BENGLIS | RACER SERIES #3 MARCH

Estimate:

10,000 - 15,000 USD

Lot sold:

20,000

USD

California Straight Ahead: Property from the Collection of Dr. David Sanders and Prof. Jesse Dukeminier

LYNDA BENGLIS

b.1941

RACER SERIES #3 MARCH


stainless steel wire mesh, sprayed zinc, bronze, silver plating

13 by 8½ by 3¼ in. (33 by 21.5 by 8.3 cm.)

Executed in 1989.

Margo Leavin Gallery, Los Angeles

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1989

Los Angeles, Margo Leavin Gallery, Lynda Benglis: New Sculpture, July - August 1989

“Benglis’s metalized forms seem to germinate, to have a torque and a pulse, yet simultaneously seem devoid of any sense of interior; they are mysteriously vivified… They suggest powerful physical sensations and natural forces, such as gravitational pull or the invisible processes of growth and decay… Many of Benglis’s forms from the 1980s are distinctly floral, and reflect her longstanding interest in the exotic, magnificent forms of plant life. She characteristically superimposes metaphors, however, and her work remains simultaneously highly figurative; it frequently appears like deeply carved luxuriant folds of baroque drapery that has been strangely vacated. Benglis’s metalized knots are at times large bows that have been manipulated into ecstatic anthropomorphic configurations… Usually centralized, obviously organic, …these forms are comparable to the burgeoning, biologically images similarly apparent, for example, in the paintings of Georgia O’Keefe, and their ‘female’ context was often taken as discomfiting.”


(Susan Krane, “Lynda Benglis: Theaters of Nature”, Lynda Benglis: Dual Natures, p. 52, catalogue for exhibition at the Hight Museum of Art, Atlanta)