Grear Patterson - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Ellis King, Dublin
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Grear Patterson

    American • 1988

    New York-based Grear Patterson uses mixed media to represent locations and moments that are ideal or associated with strong positive emotion. To do so, he plays with a visual repertoire of images that echo loudly in contemporary society; the resulting works challenge the ways in which we read and receive information in daily life.

    As such, in a show entitled True Romance that referenced Tony Scott's 1993 crime film, Patterson produced work that broke down smooth spaces and understandable tropes like sunsets and faces. The artist continually plays with viewers' nostalgic tendencies, but he also cheekily appropriates the contemporary vernacular and places it in a different, more aesthetic setting outside of the screen.

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Lightning Bottle Rockets With Cigarettes

signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'GP "lightning bottle rockets with cigarettes" 2014' on the reverse of the lower panel; further signed with the artist's initials 'GP' on secondary panels
tarpaulin on panel, in 3 parts
overall 205.7 x 205.7 cm (80 7/8 x 80 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2014.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £7,500

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 6 October 2016