Petra Cortright - New Now New York Wednesday, September 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    LeadApron, Los Angeles
    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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single channel video
runtime: 120 minutes

installation dimensions variable
Executed in 2015, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $10,080

Contact Specialist

Avery Semjen
Head of Sale, New Now
212 940 1207
[email protected]

New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2022