Jonathan Lasker - Under the Influence New York Thursday, September 20, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private collection, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    "One of the things I’ve gotten into more and more over the years, is to make a brush stroke become resonantly a brush stroke, a thing, like to take every characteristic of a brush stroke and bring it to a point of being a caricature of itself, meaning taking those qualities of it which are most immediately salient to the eye, what the eye immediately senses, which is the sense of the brush trailing through the paint, and the sense of the edge of the stroke building up. When I do these brush strokes, I load a brush with a lot of paint and I put some pressure on it and I make sure the
    edges rise up around the pressure, and I keep working it until that happens significantly in order to create this brush stroke which is resonantly that thing; a brush stroke."

    Jonathan Lasker quoted in: J. Yau, “Jonathan Lasker with John Yau”, The Brooklyn Rail, April 2007



oil on canvas
60 1/8 x 80 in. (152.7 x 203.2 cm)
Signed and dated "J. Lasker 1991" on the reverse.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $68,500

Under the Influence

20 September 2012
New York