Petra Cortright - New Now London Thursday, July 13, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Carl Kostyál, Stockholm
    Private Collection, Europe
    Phillips, London, 4 March 2022, lot 222
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Stockholm, Carl Kostyál, Petra Cortright, 12 April - 4 May 2014

  • Artist Biography

    Petra Cortright


    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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3 american heritage Angels Crying Lyrics By E:Type

digital painting on aluminium Dibond
149.6 x 199.5 cm (58 7/8 x 78 1/2 in.)
Executed in 2014.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £9,525

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London Auction 13 July 2023