Amy Sillman - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Brent Sikkema, New York

  • Literature

    BOMB — Artists in Conversation: Amy Sillman by David Humphrey, BOMB Magazine, BOMB 72 , Summer 2000 (illustrated)
    Arlene Bonnant, CAP Collection, 2005, p. 256

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Amy Sillman's new paintings promote rangy analogies with people, maps, gardens, and diagrams in swoony alternation. They are ravishing, wounded and raving while retaining a high degree of poised formality. Narratives are kindled from the assembled elements; paint daubs accumulate with mosaic density to blossom into foliage, architecture or crowds of former lovers. Sillman’s paintings have a strong personality expressed by loquacious jocularity and confessional intimacy. A radiant brightness saturates her painted atmospheres; horizons curl onto themselves and hapless protagonists are imprinted by anxieties and longings......The mind of these paintings is singular and clusterfucked, splendid and demented. Sillman’s work encourages us to marvel at the ways we can be fascinating strangers, even to ourselves." (David Humphrey, 2005)


Skirmishes of an Untimely Nature

oil on linen
72 x 84 in. (182.9 x 213.4 cm)
Signed, titled and dated "Amy Sillman 'Skirmishes of an Untimely Nature' 2000." Further inscribed "Sillman 705 Driggs Brooklyn" along the stretcher.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $75,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York Auction 10 November 2015 11am