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Mark Grotjahn (b. 1968)
Untitled (Mask)
signed and dated 'M GROTJAHN 03' (on the reverse)
acrylic and collage on cardboard
14 3/8 x 10 7/8 x 9 in. (36.5 x 27.6 x 22.8 cm.)
Executed in 2003.
Provenance
China Art Objects Galleries, Los Angeles

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Lot Essay

The first cardboard boxes I used were boxes that my art supplies came in. Some of the boxes came from significant events. Sometimes I would get a present and it would come in a box and then I would make a maskWhen the sun went down and I was living in my studio, I could make art that didn't have major clean up, and that was traditionally more expressive, I guess. I could use my hands, I could get paint on my hands and wash it off easily. It allowed for a different kind of freedom (Mark Grotjahn interviewed by Ana Vejzovic Sharp, Los Angeles, August 18, 2012).

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