CRAIG KAUFFMAN (1932-2010)
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CRAIG KAUFFMAN (1932-2010)


CRAIG KAUFFMAN (1932-2010)
incised with the artist's initials and date 'CRAIG KAUFFMAN 66' (on the reverse)
acrylic lacquer on vacuum formed Plexiglas
66 1⁄2 x 35 1⁄2 x 5 in. (168.9 x 90.2 x 12.7 cm.)
Executed in 1966.
Ferus/Pace Gallery, Los Angeles
Acquired from the above by the late owner, 1967
Los Angeles, Ferus/Pace Gallery, Craig Kauffman, January 1967.
Pasadena Art Museum, Craig Kauffman, January-March 1970, no. 8.
Post lot text
Please note that this work will be included in the forthcoming Craig Kauffman Catalogue Raisonné under identification number P.1966.5.

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Lot Essay

"Throughout this plexiglass work, Kauffman considered himself a painter, a self-image that underscores the odd derivation of these pieces from French Impressionism. Like the earlier French painters, he sought a vibrant art object that could not only be looked at, but also looked into. He recognized that in dislocating sight from its utilitarian function, the viewer could celebrate the uniquely nonverbal intelligence of vision"
(R. Armstrong, "Craig Kauffman: Wall Reliefs from the Late 1960s", Whitney Museum of Art, New York, 1987, n.p.).

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