Society for Contemporary Art Collectors Sale

Society for Contemporary Art Collectors Sale

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Angel Otero

Untitled SK-LE

Lot Closed

December 14, 09:06 PM GMT


35,000 - 45,000 USD

Lot Details


Angel Otero


Untitled SK-LE

Executed in 2013

oil paint and oil paint skins collage on canvas

26 by 20 by 3 in. (66 by 50.8 by 7.6 cm.)

Collection of Helyn Goldenberg and Michael Alper, Chicago

Angel Otero is known for his process-based paintings and oil-skin collages, which draw on memories of his early life in Puerto Rico to examine the narrative value of physical mark making. Otero appropriates gestures associated with twentieth century painting, systematically deconstructing and reconstructing the works to yield new, physically-driven compositions.

Recent solo exhibitions of Otero’s work include those at Lehmann Maupin, New York; Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, Houston; and Centro Atlantico de Arte Moderno, Spain. His work has been included in shows at the Studio Museum in Harlem, New York; Pérez Art Museum Miami, Miami; and Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco.

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