Jeffrey Gibson (Choctaw/Cherokee) - New Now New York Wednesday, September 27, 2023 | Phillips
  • Jeffrey Gibson, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, will represent the United States at the next edition of the Venice Biennale, making history as the first Indigenous artist to represent a solo exhibition at the U.S. Pavilion. Gibson, a multidisciplinary artist, draws upon his interests in punk music and rave culture to create a dialogue between modernist geometric abstraction and the Indigenous American traditions of his heritage. Sampling a wide variety of media, Gibson synthesizes traditions to create something completely contemporary and new.

    • Provenance

      Marc Straus Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, 319 Scholes, E-Vapor-8, May 5–18, 2012

    • Literature

      Ian McLean, ed., Double Desire: Transculturation and Indigenous Contemporary Art, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2014, fig. 8.10, pp. 181-182 (illustrated, p. 181)


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acrylic, spray paint, colored pencil and graphite on goat skin, mounted to panel, in 2 parts
21 1/8 x 27 1/4 x 3/4 in. (53.7 x 69.2 x 1.9 cm)
Executed in 2012, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Full Cataloguing

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $33,020

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Avery Semjen
Associate Specialist, Head of New Now Sale 
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New York Auction 27 September 2023