RICHARD PHILLIPS | NEGATION OF THE UNIVERSE
The History of Now: The Collection of David Teiger Sold to Benefit Teiger Foundation for the Support of Contemporary Art
NEGATION OF THE UNIVERSE
charcoal and chalk on paper
Sheet: 19½ by 27⅜ in. (49.5 by 64.5 cm.)
Framed: 27½ by 35⅛ in. (69.9 by 89.2 cm.)
Executed in 2001.
This work is in very good condition overall. The sheet is hinged on the reverse to the backing board. The left edge is deckled. There are artist pinholes in each corner, and there is a minor stable tear stemming from the pinhole in the lower left corner, visible upon close inspection. Framed under glass.
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Friedrich Petzel Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by David Teiger in June 2001