Jenna Gribbon - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, May 19, 2022 | Phillips
  • "I wanted to give the subjects an activity that wasn’t completely passive, and show them as aggressive and struggling, though their poses are sometimes awkward or tender. I’m drawn to painting tropes that persist throughout centuries: the female nude, the wrestler—but in the art of the past, wrestlers are always men."
    —Jenna Gribbon

    • Provenance

      Thierry Goldberg Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      New York, Thierry Goldberg Gallery, Another History, October 14–November 11, 2018

    • Literature

      Harrison Tenzer, “The New Canon: 7 Queer Painters who are Tapping into the History Books,” Cultured Magazine, June 20, 2019, online (illustrated)
      Julia Crain, "Jenna Gribbon: Muse to Her Muse," Pique, vol. 1, fall 2020, p. 21 (illustrated, p. 20)
      AJ Kelly, “Female Intimacy Through Art: Jenna Gribbon,” AfterEllen, January 26, 2021, online (illustrated)
      Shaquille Heath, “Jenna Gribbon: The Pleasure of Looking,” Juxtapoz, July 19, 2021, online (illustrated)
      Jennifer Higgie, Brenda Hollweg and Alison M. Gingeras, Jenna Gribbon, Berlin, 2021, pp. 68, 336 (illustrated, p. 69)


Pollyanna Wrestlers

signed and dated "Jenna Gribbon 2018" on the overlap
oil on linen
14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Painted in 2018.

Full Cataloguing

$75,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $100,800

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Patrizia Koenig
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 19 May 2022