Issy Wood - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 13, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "Her paintings, from small and pocketable to a mighty two-metre-high and made on velvet, are unsettling and sometimes unfathomable. Accretions of objects — dinner services, shoes, china rabbits, false nails — elide with close-ups of puffa jackets, art-historical nudes, medieval armour, ancient statuary. The colours are muted, dark and drained. “Not everything has to be brightly coloured to work,” says Wood. “Goya taught me how to use black properly. Courbet taught me about flesh, and clothing."i
    —Caroline Roux 

    i Caroline Roux, ‘Artist and musician Issy Wood: ‘You can tell how happy someone is from their teeth’’, Financial Times, 8 September 2022, online.

    • Provenance

      Carlos/Ishikawa, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


General sphinx medley

signed and dated 'Issy Wood 2019' on the reverse
oil on velvet
110.3 x 150 cm (43 3/8 x 59 in.)
Painted in 2019.

Full Cataloguing

£70,000 - 90,000 ‡♠

Sold for £115,920

Contact Specialist

Simon Tovey

Specialist, Associate Director, Head of Day Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art
+44 20 7318 4084

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 13 October 2022