Brice Marden - Evening & Day Editions New York Tuesday, April 21, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gerald Peters Gallery, Dallas

  • Exhibited

    Brice Marden, Work of the 1990's: Paintings, Drawings and Prints, Miami Art Museum, December 16 - March 5, 2000

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips is pleased to offer an exclusive glimpse at the masterworks from a Private American Collection to be offered through a series of sales this coming Spring. Featuring significant contemporary works by many of the most compelling American artists of the twentieth century, including singular examples by Brice Marden, Ed Ruscha, Robert Ryman, and John Chamberlain to be offered in the May Contemporary Art Evening Sale, the highlights of the collection are representative of the generation that followed the Abstract Expressionists—a group of artists who were diverse in their aims and movements yet unified in their spectacular adherence to the American spirit of individualism and innovation.

    One of the most remarkable features of this particular collection is its variety of mediums, as we see equal representations of painting, sculpture, photography, and works on paper therein. The highlight of the selection offered within this sale of important prints is Brice Marden’s Suzhou I-IV, from 1998, which served as one of the foundations for the collection at large. This wondrous assortment of form is a perfect synecdoche for the collector and collection, where mixed mediums and diversity of materials serve to incite a rare and enlightening dialogue amongst the works within. And, when paired with the collection’s contingent of international artists, such interplay among objects is a true marvel – an exceptional group of works bound by their own magnificent differences. Please see lots 48, 56, 69, 128 and 179.

  • Artist Biography

    Brice Marden

    American • 1938 - N/A

    Born in Bronxville and working between New York City, Tivoli, New York, and Hydra, Greece, Brice Marden developed a unique style that departs from his Abstract Expressionist and Minimalist contemporaries. Drawing from his personal experiences and global travels, Marden’s works demonstrate a gestural and organic emotion channeled through the power of color. By the late 1960s, Marden received international recognition as the master of the monochrome panel and, in the late 1970s, began exploring the relationship between horizontal and vertical planes. His practice is deeply informed by his knowledge of classical architecture, world religion, ancient history, and spirituality. Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1998, Marden is represented in notable institutional collections including the Whitney Museum of Art, New York, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, and Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris.

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Suzhou I-IV

The complete set of four etchings with aquatint, drypoint and scraping in colors, on Somerset paper, with full margins,
all I. 14 3/4 x 8 3/4 in. (37.5 x 22.2 cm)
all S. 25 3/4 x 18 3/4 in. (65.4 x 47.6 cm)

all signed, dated `98', numbered 28/45 and annotated `I-IV' sequentially in pencil (there were also 15 artist's proofs), published by the artist and released by Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, all framed.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $137,000

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Evening & Day Editions

New York Auctions 21 April 2015