Amanda Baldwin - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Amanda Baldwin’s practice is heavily influenced by architectural structures and the complex fabric of domestic scenes. Trained in printmaking and painting, Baldwin’s body of work is clearly influenced by the process of layering an image to build her narratives. Open Window, Pear Table from 2018 is a luscious example of the artist’s understanding of interior dreamscapes. 
    "I like the notion of a stage backdrop…I think the fact that every element I paint has its own considerations in regard to how I render it. It makes it so that every piece in the painting feels separate from one another but also the same because they all share the commonality of being different. I think the same applies to a stage with all the different characters and changing acts."
    —Amanda Baldwin

    Detail of the present work

    Incorporating elements of Pop Art with photorealism as well as pointillism, the present work is a richly toned, contrasty picture. By positioning a flattened striped vase against a polka-dotted wall alongside a kaleidoscopic watermelon, among other fruits, Open Window, Pear Table is a symphony of shapes and forms. Finding inspiration from the Japanese woodblock prints in her childhood home, Baldwin “found it so smart to create depth without volume per se but using pattern and altered perspectives to achieve it instead.i" The randomized, theatrical element of Baldwin’s work nevertheless conveys a sense of serenity: her choice of pastel colors and large areas of empty sky imply the familiar calm of one’s home.


    i Amanda Baldwin, quoted in Georgina Zhao, “Artnet China | Interview with Amanda Baldwin,” Marguo, online.

    • Provenance

      Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

    • Literature

      Jessica Ross, "A Glimpse Into Art of Choice, An Editorial Platform and Art Consultancy," Juxtapoz, February 11, 2019, online (illustrated)

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Open Window, Pear Table

signed, titled and dated "Open Window, Pear Table 2018 Amanda Baldwin" on the overlap
oil on canvas
63 x 50 in. (160 x 127 cm)
Painted in 2018.

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $52,920

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207
[email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022