Alex Pollard - Under the Influence New York Friday, September 23, 2011 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Luhring Augustine, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Luhring Augustine, Counterfacture: William Daniels, David Musgrave, Rupert Norfolk, Alex Pollard, January 12 - February 10, 2007
    Glasgow, Sorcha Dallas, Alex Pollard, 2007, pp. 6 and 33 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    N. Mulholland and A. Pollard, Alex Pollard, Glasgow, 2007, pp. 6 and 33 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The artwork of Alex Pollard is very much based on themes of play, which emerge amidst a process of experimentation and trial and error in the artist’s studio. Works are often comprised of basic art class tools, mainly functioning to begin work or translate form. But Pollard utilizes these basic instruments to erect anthropomorphic creatures or beasts, taking on a life of their own as they take shape. Cat Monkey, 2006 based on ‘Beast of Borneo,’ a new lemur-like species discovered that year, is a piece exhibiting Pollard’s renowned studio improvisation skills. The skulking creature is derived from crudely constructed pieces and curved rulers, all fitting together to form what can only be described as the perfect Cat Monkey representation.



Lot offered with No Reserve

Cat Monkey

Oil paint and enamel on bronze.
35 7/8 x 43 1/4 x 4 3/4 in. (91.1 x 109.9 x 12.1 cm)
This work is from an edition of three.

$4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for $2,500

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York