Lynette Yiadom-Boakye - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Tuesday, February 9, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist in 2004

  • Exhibited

    London, ICA, Bloomberg New Contemporaries, 2004
    London, Saatchi Gallery, Newspeak- British Art Now, 30 May-17 October 2010

  • Literature

    Newspeak-British Art Now, exh. cat., Saatchi Gallery and Booth-Clibborn editions, London, 2010, p. 39-40 (illustrated)

  • Artist Biography

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye

    British • 1977

    Lynette Yiadom-Boakye is a British painter who is a leader in the contemporary renaissance of portraiture. Her subjects are typically depicted with loose brushwork, floating against muted, ambiguous backgrounds that contribute to a sense of timelessness. Known for the speed of her work, she often completes a canvas in a single day and considers the physical properties of paint to be at the core of her practice. 

    Yiadom-Boakye was born to Ghanaian parents in London, where she continues to live and work today. In 2013, she was a finalist for the Turner Prize and she was selected for participation in the 55th Venice Biennale. In 2018, the artist won the Carnegie Prize for painting. Her work can be found in the permanent collections at the Victoria & Albert Museum, the Studio Museum and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many others. 

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oil on canvas
280.1 x 179.7 cm (110 1/4 x 70 3/4 in.)
Signed, titled and dated 'Lynette Yiadom-Boakye "Grammy" 2003' on the reverse.

£25,000 - 35,000 ♠ †

Sold for £30,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 10 February 2016 2pm