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Josh Smith (b. 1976)
signed and dated 'JOSH SMITH 2013' (on the reverse)
oil on panel
59 7/8 x 48 in. (152.1 x 121.9 cm.)
Painted in 2013.
Luhring Augustine, New York
Acquired from the above by the present owner
New York, Luhring Augustine, Josh Smith, September-November 2013.

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“Nature is more inspiring in a straightforward way—in a ‘Paint me’ or ‘Enjoy me’ way. It doesn’t get me to make the paintings I want to make. I made those palm tree paintings and monochromes in response to that. Initially I had no idea why I was doing these paintings, but now I realize that that was it. I always wanted a monochrome painting, and I always wanted a palm tree painting. I guess that’s why. It’s also just this kind of escapism.” – Josh Smith

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