Lynette Yiadom-Boakye - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 21, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Faye Fleming & Partner, Geneva
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Geneva, Gowen Contemporary, Painting: A Survey of New Work by the Six Painters Represented by the Gallery, 19 January - 14 March 2009
    New York, The Studio Museum, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye: Any Number of Preoccupations, 11 November 2010 - 13 March 2011, pp. 39, 70 (illustrated p. 39)

  • Literature

    Naomi Beckwith, Donatien Grau, Jennifer Higgie and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Munich, London and New York, 2014, pp. 15, 130 (illustrated p. 15)

  • 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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signed with the artist's initials, titled and dated 'LYB 2007 Chord' on the reverse
oil on linen
50.3 x 45 cm (19 3/4 x 17 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2007.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £75,600

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 21 October 2020