Titus Kaphar - New Now New York Tuesday, September 28, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Roberts & Tilton, Los Angeles
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Phillips, New York, November 15, 2017, lot 308
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Roberts & Tilton, Titus Kaphar: Reconstruction, September 12–October 10, 2009

  • Artist Biography

    Titus Kaphar

    Titus Kaphar’s work questions the nature of history and its representations in the past and today. By altering the materiality of his paintings, sculptures, and installations, Kaphar subverts conventional understandings of historical representations and exposes the uncomfortable and troubling realities of the racism in America’s past. Kaphar’s examinations of historical representations and the omissions of such representations encourage viewers to question their own relationships to history and understandings of the past. He strives to dislodge history from the past and to promote its relevance in the world today. 

    Kaphar’s work has received considerable acclaim, and his paintings have graced two covers of Time magazine. He is the recipient of a 2018 MacArthur Fellowship and his work is represented in such institutions as the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, New York, the Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven, and the Perez Art Museum Miami. He lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut.

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Tina Vesper

signed and dated "Titus Kaphar 09" on a label affixed to the reverse
oil on canvas and wood, unstretched canvas, thread and string
27 x 14 x 6 3/4 in. (68.6 x 35.6 x 17.1 cm)
Executed in 2009.

$60,000 - 80,000 

Sold for $81,900

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New Now

New York Auction 28 September 2021