Nathaniel Mary Quinn - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips

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    Nathaniel Mary Quinn 'Young Pilcher and Vietnam', Lot 103

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago
    Private Collection, New York
    Private Collection, London

  • Artist Biography

    Nathaniel Mary Quinn

    American • 1977

    Having grown up as the youngest of five boys on the South Side of Chicago, artist Nathaniel Mary Quinn creates work that centers on family and youth. In his paintings and drawings of collaged figures, Quinn slices visual elements sourced from advertisements, Google images and his own photo albums: he takes on art historical themes and imbues them with deeply intimate and personal emotion.

    Quinn was enamored with drawing from a young age. His brother Charles first noticed his talent and urged his mother to pay attention to it. In spite of his meteoric ascent as an artist, Quinn lost his mother while he was a student and, upon returning home to Chicago, discovered his family apartment had been deserted by his father and four brothers. As a result of loss and abandonment, the artist has said, “Grief was the constant background noise to whatever success I achieved.”

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Young Pilcher and Vietnam

charcoal and gouache on Arches paper
31 x 22.8 cm (12 1/4 x 8 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2019.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £23,750

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

44 20 7318 4065

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020