Jonas Wood - Evening & Day Editions London Tuesday, June 14, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 'When I met my wife, Shio Kusaka, who is a ceramicist, I started looking at vessels. I became interested in the Greek pots… they have a shape and a form, and they have images that are very flat, graphic, and simple. Basically, there are cartoons on the sides of the pots that tell stories…'
    —Jonas Wood 

    • Provenance

      Richard Levy Gallery, Albuquerque (label verso of frames)

    • Literature

      Gagosian Gallery, New York, Jonas Wood: Prints, pp. 94-97

    • Artist Biography

      Jonas Wood

      American • 1977

      Boston-born, Los Angeles-based artist Jonas Wood is best known for his colorful, semi-abstract interior scenes and still-lifes. Both in style and subject matter, Wood evokes the work of his predecessors Henri Matisse, Alex Katz and David Hockney. The artist is known to produce paintings, prints, collages and even sculptures with the help of his wife, ceramicist Shio Kusaka. 

      One of Wood’s more distinctive motifs is his repeated use of flattened vase-like forms, often featuring self-contained narratives against a more neutral background. The artist received his MFA from the University of Washington in 2002, and his work can be found in the collections of major museums such as the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney and the Guggenheim.

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Archaeopteryx Lithographica; and Dilophosaurus Wetherilli

Two lithographs in colours, on Barcham Green Boxley De Wint Eggshell paper, with full margins.
both I. approx. 65 x 36.5 cm (25 5/8 x 14 3/8 in.)
both S. 80.2 x 58.2 cm (31 5/8 x 22 7/8 in.)

Both signed, dated and numbered 8/30 in pencil (there was also 1 artist's proof for each), published by Hamilton Press, Venice, California (with their blindstamp), both framed.

Full Cataloguing

£12,000 - 18,000 

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Evening & Day Editions

London Auction 14-15 June 2022