Ned Vena - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 14, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston
    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot, by American artist Ned Vena, exemplifes the artist’s signature technique of transforming vinyl to create texture, movement and optical illusion. The precision of the altered vinyl not only forms an intricately dynamic and complex surface, but creates geometric patterns that vary from door to door. A sense of light and shadow is created through the cuts in the vinyl exposing the fre-grade steel door underneath. As a double-door work, the present lot stands out from the singular variations from the series. This new series forms a more expressive quality in Vena’s œuvre with more organic £uidity in process and shape. Inspired by Frank Stella’s Black Paintings, Vena takes minimalism, abstraction and Op art with a fundamental understanding of form and concept.



adhesive vinyl, steel door (in two parts)
200.5 x 181 x 4.5 cm (78 7/8 x 71 1/4 x 1 3/4 in)

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £34,850

Contemporary Art Day Sale

15 February 2013