MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968)
MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968)
MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968)
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MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968)

Untitled (Butterfly Face)

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MARK GROTJAHN (B. 1968)
Untitled (Butterfly Face)
oil on cardboard
20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm.)
Painted in 2003.
Provenance
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Private collection, 2003
Anon. sale; Christie's, New York, 18 May 2018, lot 844
Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

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Lot Essay

"When I went onto the ‘Faces’ I used different marks that are, I think, traditionally seen as expressive. The perspectives were very meditative and this is a different kind of emotion. There was a certain kind of peace and a certain kind of beauty that I was going for. I don’t think they are less expressive; it is just that the other ones, the ‘Faces,’ are viewed as more expressive." – Mark Grotjahn (M. Grotjahn quoted in M. Gnyp, “Breaking The Limits: Mark Grotjahn,” Zoo Magazine, no. 38, January 2013, digital)

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