Aaron Young - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Tuesday, October 11, 2011 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Catalogue Essay

    “…In Young’s works, seediness is built into the canvas, where materials used include wine and glass. His works are also the aftermath of brutal happenings, which involve motorcycle gangs running screaming tyres over the aluminium-backed canvases. Strips of exposed metal glint through layers of dark paint, while serpentine forms, created by the tyres, writhe in the murk. Young’s approach to the canvas is almost territorial; his pieces call to mind areas of the city staked out in skid marks and broken glass…”
    (Laura Allsop, ‘Substraction’, ArtReview, June 2008)



Burnt rubber and acrylic on aluminium in four parts.
Overall: 244 × 488 cm (96 × 192 in); each: 244 × 122 cm (96 × 48 in).

£60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for £87,650

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 October 2011