Avery Singer - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • One of the most celebrated contemporary artists working today, Avery Singer has received both critical and popular attention for her signature painting style, creating images that are both digital and analog with the help of the 3D-modeling software, Google SketchUp, and acrylic paint applied with an air brush. 


    Though the artist’s conceptual considerations are deeply rooted in art history, Singer said in 2019, “I want to make work that explores something that I haven’t seen in painting. I guess it’s really a question of being generational—making art that belongs to your generation in some way.”1 


    Untitled (AS/M 16-36/U), 2016, illustrates the artist’s desire to forge an experimental style while paying homage to the history of modernism. With a structure reminiscent of Piet Mondrian’s signature grid, Singer’s composition simultaneously evokes vintage computer aesthetics. The incorporation of gestural strokes reveals a further nod to the history of painting, achieving a complex and layered pictorial language at the intersection of tradition and technology.


    By employing virtual fictional characters and symbols pulled from art history or the current world, Singer’s experiments in reimagining the future of painting turn the expected on its head. Often reimagining the subject of painting as the act of image-making as itself, Singer eschews romanticized views around the medium of painting and, in doing so, has developed her own way of seeing. 



    1 Avery Singer quoted in, Taylor Dafoe, “At 31, the Painter Avery Singer Is a Bona Fide Art Start. She’s Trying Very Hard Not to Let That Get in Her Way,” Artnet News, May 20, 2019, online 

    • Provenance

      Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Berlin
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Berlin, Kraupa-Tuskany Zeidler, Rites De Passage, December 8, 2016–January 27, 2017


Untitled (AS/M 16-36/U)

signed and dated "AVERY SINGER 2016" on the reverse
acrylic on Masonite
39 3/8 x 30 1/8 in. (100 x 76.5 cm)
Executed in 2016.

Full Cataloguing

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $113,400

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session, New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021