Allison Zuckerman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Known for large-scale canvases that combine traditional painting methods with digital prints, Allison Zuckerman traces a critical lineage within art history that simultaneously acknowledges the contributions of Old Masters and seminal Modernists and questions their place at the forefront of the canon. Zuckerman denies her viewers an idealized female form, instead confronting them with a grotesque yet alluring figure.

    The Craft, executed in 2019 as part of a series that reinterprets the 2020 Louis Vuitton Resort Collection, playfully combines luxury fashion with the iconographies of art history and digital culture, such as pixelation and clip art. Zuckerman's figure is a misshapen amalgamation with a Picasso-like face and a hand modelled after Roy Lichtenstein. Basquiat’s crown sits upon her braids, as an Art Nouveau chat noir perches in her lap. Embracing camp and glitch aesthetic, Zuckerman states: “I want to create work that moves and feels as ephemeral and disjointed as the media deluge we are confronted with on a daily basis.”i Recalling the work of artists like Marcel Duchamp, Andy Warhol, Hannah Höch and Sherri Levine, Zuckerman utilizes collage in a manner that brings appropriation into the post-digital age.


    i Allison Zuckerman, quoted in Barry N..Neuman, “The Immersive World of Painter Allison Zuckerman,” White Hot Magazine, May 2017

    • Provenance

      Kravets Wehby Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Kravets Wehby Gallery, Paper Doll, January 9–February 22, 2020

    • Literature

      Allison Zuckerman, "Utopia," Vogue Italia, November 2019, p. 188 (illustrated)


The Craft

acrylic and archival CMYK print on canvas
84 x 68 1/8 in. (213.4 x 173 cm)
Executed in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $126,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022