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Laura Owens (B. 1970)
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Laura Owens (B. 1970)


Laura Owens (B. 1970)
signed, titled and dated 'L Owens Aug. 99. 'Untitled'' (on the overlap)
acrylic and spray enamel on canvas
120 ¼ x 102in. (305.5 x 259cm.)
Painted in 1999
Thomas Borgmann, Cologne.
Galerie Gisela Capitain, Cologne.
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005.
Los Angeles, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Laura Owens, 2003-2004, no. 13 (illustrated in colour, p. 57). This exhibition later travelled to Aspen, Aspen Art Museum; Milwaukee, Milwaukee Art Museum and Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art.
Zurich, Kunsthalle Zurich, Laura Owens, 2006-2007, no. 94, pp. 208-209 (illustrated in colour, p. 79). This exhibition later travelled to London, Camden Arts Centre; Münster, Ausstellungshalle zeitgenössische Kunst Münster and Maastricht, Bonnefantenmuseum.
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Lot Essay

‘I feel like there’s a space of personal freedom for me where my art-making happens. When I go to that space, I’m completely in this world of possibility. There’s no inner emotional state that I could compare it to; it’s a space that has its own properties, and they don’t have to do with happy or sad or any of that… My work gets created in this space of freedom, and that’s why a lot of it has to do with experimentation, invention, and sort of a juxtaposition of things you wouldn’t normally juxtapose.’ LAURA OWENS

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