Keltie Ferris - 20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Louisville, The Speed Art Museum, Keltie Ferris: *O*P*E*N*, October 6, 2018 - February 3, 2019

  • Artist Biography

    Keltie Ferris

    American • 1977

    Brooklyn-based artist Keltie Ferris is most famous for large-scale paintings covered in layers of spray paint and hand-painted geometric fields. Ferris creates perceptual depth through a distinctive use of light and shapes. His work often gives the illusion of a pixelated landscape though it remains abstract in its final form. While spray paint is typically associated with graffiti or temporary, "on-the-go" artistic practices, Ferris harnesses its dynamism to create stable, highly intricate scenes from combinations of vibrant colors.

    He also uses his own body as a tool, covering it in oil and paint and pressing it against the canvas. He repeats this process numerous times to record his own trace as a slow but visible disappearance of the artist into the work.

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signed, titled and dated "KELTIE FERRIS 2012 ++++****)))" on the reverse
oil, acrylic and pastel on canvas
80 x 100 in. (203.2 x 254 cm)
Executed in 2012.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

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

New York Auction 2 July 2020