Josh Smith - Art for One Drop New York Friday, September 21, 2018 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Courtesy of Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich and New York

  • Exhibited

    Zurich, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Josh Smith, August 29 - November 7, 2015

  • Catalogue Essay

    American artist Josh Smith was born in Okinawa, Japan. Smith’s father was in the U.S. Army, and his family moved frequently, eventually settling in East Tennessee. He first became known in the early 2000s for a series of canvases depicting his own name, a motif that allowed him to experiment freely with abstraction and figuration and the expressive possibilities of painting. Smith’s work has since given way to monochromes, gestural abstractions, and varied imagery. His work engages in a celebratory and prolific process of experimentation and refinement—upending the conventions of painting while simultaneously commanding a deep awareness of its history. Smith is currently based in New York.



signed and dated "JOSH SMITH 2015" on the overlap
oil on canvas
48 x 36 in. (121.9 x 91.4 cm.)
Painted in 2015.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $44,000

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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018