Peter Halley - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jablonka Galerie, Cologne
    Reinhard Onnasch, Berlin
    Acquired from the above via Luhring Augustine, New York by the present owner in November 1993

  • Exhibited

    Cologne, Jablonka Galerie, Peter Halley, November 11 - December 17, 1988, n.p. (illustrated)
    Kunstverein München, Gober, Halley, Kessler, Wool: Four Artists from New York, September 15 - October 22, 1989, p. 43 (illustrated)
    Antwerp, Galerie Ronny Van de Velde, The Future of the Object! A Selection of American Art; Minimalism and After, May 20 - July 28, 1990, p. 83 (illustrated)
    Des Moines Art Center, Peter Halley: Paintings 1989-1992, October 3, 1992 - January 10, 1993, pl. 2, p. 30 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    Achille Bonita Olivia, Superart, Milan, 1988, p. 17 (illustrated)
    John Miller, "Peter Halley's Geometry and the Social", Artscribe, no. 74, March - April 1989, p. 64 (illustrated)
    Jorge Luis Marzo, "L'abstracció geomètrica americana. L'ingrés en el social: Peter Halley i la crítica tecnològica", Quaderns: Fundació Caixa de Pensions, no. 44, September 1989, p. 42 (illustrated)
    Bernhard Keber and Reinhard Onnasch, Bestände Onnasch, Berlin, 1992, p. 281 (illustrated)
    Cory Reynolds, ed., Peter Halley: Maintain Speed, New York, 2000, p. 203 (illustrated)
    Cara Jordan and Clément Dirié, eds., Peter Halley: Paintings of the 1980s, The Catalogue Raisonné, Zurich, 2019, p. 164 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “I strongly believe in making art that can be looked at quickly. We live in a society of information and cultural overload…I want to make something explosive and immediate. And hopefully explosive and immediate each time you go by and take a quick look at it.” - Peter Halley

Property from a Distinguished Midwestern Collection


Black Cell

signed, titled, inscribed and dated "BLACK CELL PETER HALLEY 1988 Peter Halley Peter Halley" on the reverse
acrylic, fluorescent acrylic, Flashe and Roll-a-Tex on canvas
70 x 119 in. (177.8 x 302.3 cm.)
Executed in 1988.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $325,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 May | On View at 450 Park Avenue