15 November 2012,
New York, Rockefeller Center
Price realised USD 482,500
Estimate USD 300,000 - USD 400,000
Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968)
Untitled (Black and Canary Yellow Butterfly)
signed twice and titled 'Untitled (Black + Canary Yellow Butterfly) 698 M. Grotjahn MARK GROTJAHN' (on the reverse)
graphite and colored pencil on paper
47 7/8 x 40 in. (121.6 x 101.6 cm.)
Drawn in 2008.
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"The butterfly has become to Mark Grotjahn what the target is to Kenneth Noland, the zip was to Barnett Newman, and the color white is to Robert Ryman..."
(M. N. Holte, "Mark Grotjahn," Artforum, November 2005, p. 259).
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
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