Eddie Martinez - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Phillips
  • 'If I think about where I grew up and the local vegetation of those places like Florida and California, I can’t help but see the connection and the long-distance memory of that and how it has impacted me. Both of my parents always kept potted plants, interesting ones, like weirdo succulents that looked like peas on a string and those little ones that look like a butt. I was obsessed with the Venus flytraps you could get on your way outta Publix.' —Eddie Martinez

    • Provenance

      ZieherSmith Gallery, New York
      Private Collection
      Bukowskis, Stockholm, 14 November 2013, lot 381
      Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

    • Literature

      Glenn O'Brien, Eddie Martinez: Paintings, USA, 2013, p. 148 (illustrated)


Festival Plant

signed and dated '.EDDIE MARTINEZ. 2006.' lower right
acrylic on panel
152.5 x 122.1 cm (60 x 48 1/8 in.)
Painted in 2006.

Full Cataloguing

£120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for £176,400

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 October 2022