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March 7, 06:23 PM GMT


1,000 - 2,000 USD

Lot Details


By Women For Tomorrow's Women: A Benefit Auction For Miss Porter's School




signed and dated 2001 on the reverse

graphite and colored pencil on paper

3 by 5½ in. (7.5 by 14 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York

Peggy Preheim is a contemporary artist who works in a variety of media focusing on the transience of life and the cyclical nature of human experience. Preheim constructs complex narratives, which are both accessible and enigmatic, as well as intimate and universal. Old currency and antique photographs combine to address the distance between the past and present and public and private worlds. She often plays with the idea of duality in her work, juxtaposing oppositional ideas and concepts in order to make each concept seem even more like itself. Preheim pulls from both personal and historic sources to inspire her work, with women and children as recurring themes.

Preheim was born in South Dakota, studied art at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and currently resides and works in Yonkers, New York. In 2008 The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, CT presented her first solo exhibition entitled Little Black Book, in which Preheim continued to explore how opposing ideas can overlap. Preheim’s innovative work is included in the collections of such museums as The Museum of Modern Art, New York, Whitney Museum of American Art, Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Brooklyn Museum, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.