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  • Provenance

    The Pace Gallery, New York
    Collection of Gerald Elliot, Chicago
    Private Collection, New York
    Sotheby's, New York, November 16, 1995, lot 95
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I think that these paintings on velvet are very different than the plate paintings. They’re much more feminine paintings, in a way...The fur, or the velvet… The correlations to the subjective collective! The collective modern ideas about what materials exist in the world, where they fit, have a way of cueing us as to where we fit. In terms of where we are, what we think about, memory." Julian Schnabel

Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Collection


Portrait of John Poynt

oil and modeling paste on velvet
108 x 84 in. (274.3 x 213.4 cm.)
Executed in 1983.

$200,000 - 300,000 

Sold for $250,000

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250

20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019