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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, 6 June 2005, lot 733
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Ross Bleckner

    American • 1949

    Ross Bleckner's large-scale, almost-cosmic abstract paintings came to define a certain aesthetic era in New York in the 1980s and '90s. As much known for his celebrity friendships and Sex and the City references to his long-time relationship with gallerist Mary Boone, Bleckner is somewhat of a star, especially as the youngest artist to receive a solo retrospective at the Guggenheim at the age of 46. 

    His circular dot paintings, which serve as both activism and tribute to the disastrous impact of the AIDS empidemic on New York's gay community, are some of his most buzzed-about and recognizable works still today. However, his heydey was hardly just the '90s—with international gallery exhibitions yearly and a steady, accessible market that has held its value; in 2016, Artnet described Bleckner as an "'80s Art World 'It' Boy Having a New York Moment" when he had six shows running concurrently.

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188

Untitled (Chandelier painting)

signed 'Ross Bleckner' on the reverse
oil on canvas
91.5 x 50.8 cm (36 x 20 in.)
Painted in 1984.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £21,250

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 9 March 2018