Ethan Cook - Unbound: Online Only New York Thursday, October 18, 2018 | Phillips

Create your first list.

Select an existing list or create a new list to share and manage lots you follow.

  • Description

    "I now see the loom as a canvas printer—as with a printer, there is error involved, those errors in the canvas become the gestures and the artist’s hand and mark making. I present the pieces I make on the loom sewn together with store bought canvas to highlight these tiny gestures that come out of the weaving process." Ethan Cook

  • Provenance

    Private Collection, New York

  • Exhibited

    Kansas City, Bill Brady Gallery, Ethan Cook, May 30 - June 28, 2014

  • Literature

    Philip Kennedy, "Ethan Cook is a Painter Without Paint", The Fox is Black, September 23, 2014, online (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Ethan Cook

    American • 1983

    New York-based artist Ethan Cook is known for his abstract paintings on self-produced canvases. More recently, he has used handwoven strips of cotton and linen to create painterly compositions. Cook's woven canvases are contemporary in their minimalist focus on shape and color while referencing one of the most traditional art forms, weaving. Cook weaves his own canvases on a loom and juxtaposes these with store-bought canvas sheets in abstract arrangements. For the artist, the surface of the canvas itself becomes the focus of his practice. Using simple geometric shapes and a limited color palate, Cook's works nurture structural simplicity.

    View More Works


Untitled (Begin in one corner)

signed and dated "2014 ETHAN COOK" on the overlap
hand woven cotton canvas and canvas, in artist's frame
144 x 144 in. (365.8 x 365.8 cm.)
Executed in 2014.

$7,000 - 10,000 

Sold for $8,750

Contact Specialist
Katherine Lukacher
Associate Specialist, Head of Online Sales
+1 212 940 1215

Unbound: Online Only

Bidding Closes 30 October 2018