Manolo Valdés - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • "I take an image from another artist and reread or reinterpret it...My starting point might be something from Velázquez, for example. Then...I pick a fragment. Generally, it’s a head. Between when that head was created in the 17th century and now, so many things have happened in art history: material paintings, abstraction, pop art … What did pop art teach us? It taught us large scale. So when I look at and reread that image from the 17th century, I can’t stop thinking and block out everything that’s happened in art history between then and now. Everything that’s happened becomes a tool with which to reinterpret the original image."
    —Manolo Valdés  

    • Provenance

      Marlborough Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2012

Property from a Notable American Collection


Mariposas IV

incised with the artist's initials and number "MV 4/9" on the reverse
32 x 81 3/4 x 23 5/8 in. (81.3 x 207.6 x 60 cm)
Executed in 2011, this work is number 4 from an edition of 9.

Full Cataloguing

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $201,600

Contact Specialist

Annie Dolan
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Morning Session
+1 212 940 1288

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Morning Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022