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  • Description

    Please note: this work will be offered in the Phillips New Now Auction in New York, on September 28, 2021

  • Provenance

    Steve Turner Contemporary, Los Angeles
    Private Collection
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Petra Cortright

    American

    Taking from the tradition of gestural painting, Los Angeles-based artist Petra Cortright uses floral imagery to recreate Monet-type works on aluminum. But unlike those who preceded her, Cortright is digitally charged in her practice and renders analog images into "digital brushstrokes." She sources her images online and manipulates them in Photoshop in the hopes of constructing a palimpsestic sprawl. With the hint of glitch and a pinch of selfie culture, her work is self-reflexive in that it studies the progression of Abstract Expressionism into our current historical moment.

    Cortright started her career by posting self-portrait videos taken by webcam to her own YouTube channel. The videos feature the artist scrolling through various recording effects.

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digital painting on aluminum
47 3/4 x 64 in. (121.3 x 162.6 cm)
Executed in 2013.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Place Advance Bid

Abstract by Nature: Paintings from the 1950s to the Present