Rob Pruitt - New Now New York Monday, February 27, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gavin Brown's Enterprise, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Gavin Brown's Enterprise, Pandas and Bamboo, February 24 – March 24, 2001

  • Catalogue Essay

    "When I was 10 years old the Nixon White House received a gift of two pandas (Ling-Ling and Hsing-Hsing) from China. I was enthralled, and being from Washington DC, I asked my father to take me to the zoo as frequently as he could. I loved to take pictures and make drawings, and I felt a deep connection to them. As a child, you don’t intellectualize your passions — they wash over you. Fast-forward to being an adult and an artist: I found that the panda was a symbol that not only had deep personal relevance but also addressed larger issues. It’s a symbol that teaches us to revere nature, to tread lightly and compassionately." Rob Pruitt, 2014



signed and dated "Rob Pruitt 2001" on the stretcher
enamel and glitter on canvas
96 x 72 in. (243.8 x 182.9 cm.)
Executed in 2001.

$100,000 - 150,000 

Sold for $162,500

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New Now

New York Auction 28 February 2017