Josh Smith - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | Phillips

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  • 'Nature was not inspiring me in the way I wanted it to inspire me. Nature is more inspiring in a straightforward way—in a “Paint me” or “Enjoy me” way. It doesn’t get me to make the paintings I want to make. I made those palm tree paintings and monochromes in response to that. Initially, I had no idea why I was doing these paintings, but now I realize that that was it. I always wanted a monochrome painting, and I always wanted a palm tree painting. I guess that’s why. It’s also just this kind of escapism.' —Josh Smith

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    • Description

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    • Provenance

      STANDARD (OSLO), Oslo
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Oslo, STANDARD (OSLO), Josh Smith, 25 May - 22 June 2013



signed, numbered and dated 'JOSH SMITH 2013 JSP13012' on the reverse
oil on panel
151.8 x 122 cm (59 3/4 x 48 in.)
Painted in 2013.

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£100,000 - 150,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 29 June 2022