Expert Voices: David Galperin on Jonas Wood’s Red Pot with White Blouse

New York | 18 May

Drenched in saturated scarlet, Red Pot with White Blouse is Jonas Wood’s homage to artist Henri Matisse, whose flattening of space and graphic application has remained one of Wood’s chief artistic influences. The work is a Matisse painting within another Matisse painting, superimposed on a pot, and graphed back into Wood’s idiosyncratic style. Red Pot with White Blouse epitomizes Jonas Wood’s masterful fusion of artistic influence and personal significance, transforming the humble pot into a riff on the traditional idea of painting-as-window.

Red Pot with White Blouse from Jonas Wood will be offered in Sotheby’s Now Evening auction on 18 May at Sotheby’s New York as a part of the New York Sales presented in partnership with CELINE.

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