Lynette Yiadom-Boakye - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, New Museum, The Ungovernables: 2012 New Museum Triennial, 15 February – 22 April 2012

  • Literature

    Naomi Beck, Donatien Grau and Jennifer Higgie, Lynette Yiadom-Boakye, Munich, 2014, p. 130 (illustrated, p. 66)
    Rebecca Virag, 'Free as a bird. Lynette Yiadom-Boakye's First Flight (2015)', University of Cambridge Museums and Botanical Gardens, 20 April 2021, online

  • 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 2011 Wren' on the reverse
oil on canvas
54.9 x 50.2 cm (21 5/8 x 19 3/4 in.)
Painted in 2011.

£80,000 - 120,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £277,200

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021