Greg Colson - Contemporary Art Part II New York Friday, May 13, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Griffin Contemporary, Santa Monica

  • Catalogue Essay

    In a letter from the artist, Colson explains that he based "Reasons for Collecting Art on Ellsworth Kelly's Tiger, 1953: "Tiger struck me as being like a scientific diagram about color proportion and intensity. So I thought it would be interesting to force these proportions into a pie chart about visual art."


Two works: i) Pie Chart: Reasons for Collecting Art; ii) Pie Chart Study: Reasons for Collecting Art

i) Oil and enamel on wood; ii) oil, enamel, pencil, tape and collage on paper.
i) diameter: 44 in. (111.8 cm.); ii) 14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm.)
i) Signed, titled and dated "Greg Colson, 'Reasons for Collecting Art', 1999" on the reverse; ii) signed and dated "Greg Colson 1999" lower right; also signed, titled and dated "Greg Colson, 'Pie Chart Study: Reasons for Collections Art' 1999" on reverse of the backing board.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $20,000

Contemporary Art Part II

13 May 2011
New York