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Gina Beavers

Big Baseball with Zip

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March 16, 07:13 PM GMT


15,000 - 20,000 USD

Lot Details


Gina Beavers

b. 1974

Big Baseball with Zip

signed Gina Beavers and dated 2007 (on the reverse)

acrylic and paper on canvas on panel

30 by 30 by 10 in.

76.2 by 76.2 cm by 25.4 cm.

Executed in 2017.

Carl Kostyál, London

Acquired from the above by the present owner

Elisa Schaar, "Gina Beavers," Artforum, February 2018, Vol. 56 No. 6, illustrated (online)

"Her colorful, bulging paintings are the opposite of depressing in every sense of the word. Beavers pores over the medium of painting and its current, broader cultural contexts with unexpected optimism. How far can the practice be pushed today, and how should female artists position themselves? Painting has never been a level playing field, and in New York in particular it was always supposed to be 'ballsy.' Beavers’s paintings come to us at a moment when, amid anxiety about increasing technologization, a throwback to outdated models of masculinity is evident. At the same time, more than a few paintings these days are made for the sake of being consumed on screens. Beavers’s work runs counter to both digital efficiency and old-school studio mythology. She playfully challenges how we see and what we assume."

(Elisa Schaar, "Gina Beavers," Artforum, February 2018, Vol. 56 No. 6)