Tauba Auerbach - 20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 13, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
    The Journal Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, The Journal Gallery, One Dozen Paintings, April 20 - May 20, 2011

  • Literature

    Tauba Auerbach: Tetrachromat, exh. cat., Bergen Kunsthall, Berlin, 2011, p. 109 (illustrated, pp. 74, 93)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “To create these works, I contort and fold the canvas, ironing it or letting it sit under weights to set the creases. After a few days I loosely spread the creased fabric on the floor and spray it directionally with acrylic paint put through an industrial house paint sprayer—a process in which pigment acts like raking light. When the paint is dry I stretch the canvas taught. The resulting flat surface carries a near-perfect record of the canvas’s previous three-dimensional self; the surface still appears wrinkled or folded. This is my take on trompe-l’oeil or traditional realistic painting, one that relies on strategy rather than virtuosity.” Tauba Auerbach


Corrugation I

signed and dated "TAUBA AUERBACH 2011" on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
40 1/8 x 30 1/8 in. (101.9 x 76.5 cm.)
Painted in 2011.

$180,000 - 250,000 

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20th C. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019