Eddie Martinez - Editions & Works on Paper New York Tuesday, October 24, 2023 | Phillips
  • “I started with portraits and landscapes and still lifes, because I thought that’s what painting was supposed to be.” 
    —Eddie Martinez
    Known for his colorful and graphic paintings, which blur the boundary between abstraction and representation, this work harkens back to imagery of Eddie Martinez's early career. Significant as presumably one of the first prints Martinez ever produced, A Big Old Steely Dan Conversation was published concurrently with his first solo show of the same name, held at Allston Skirt Gallery in Boston. This screenprint gives insight into the origins of Martinez’ unconventional figuration, rooted in cartoons and an engagement with popular culture; humor and play continue to be central components of his practice today.

    • Provenance

      Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston
      Private Collection
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


A Big Old Steely Dan Conversation

Screenprint in colors, on wove paper, the full sheet.
S. 18 x 11 3/4 in. (45.7 x 29.8 cm)
Signed and numbered 57/100 in pencil, published by the artist for his show A Big Old Steely Dan Conversation at Allston Skirt Gallery, Boston, framed.

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$800 - 1,200 

Sold for $826

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Editions & Works on Paper

New York Auction 24-26 October 2023