• Post-War & Contemporary Art Af auction at Christies

    Sale 2599

    Post-War & Contemporary Art Afternoon Session

    15 November 2012, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 401

    Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968)

    Untitled (Black and Canary Yellow Butterfly)

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    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).

    Provenance

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner


    Pre-Lot Text

    Works from the Douglas S. Cramer Collection