Firelei Báez - New Now New York Wednesday, March 3, 2021 | Phillips
  • "As a little girl, I was taught to be beholden to nature. To think of it as something with immense power that can control you. But coming to the States, the birds are grooming princesses on TV. These humans are masters of everything in their environment. Coming from the Dominican Republic I was like ‘listen girl, you’re in danger!, your body and your soul are tied together, and if anything takes it, your control is gone." —Firelei Báez

    • Provenance

      Morgan Lehman Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015

    • Exhibited

      New York, Wave Hill, Drawn to Nature, April 2–June 16, 2013

    • Literature

      Claire Schwartz, Bound, Minneapolis, 2018, front cover (illustrated)

Property from a Private Collection



signed with the artist's initials and inscribed "FB 017" on the reverse
ink and gouache on paper
43 x 69 7/8 in. (109.2 x 177.5 cm)
Executed in 2013.

Full Cataloguing

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $37,800

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale
20th Century & Contemporary Art

New Now

New York Auction 3 March 2021