Titus Kaphar - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Roberts & Tilton, Culver City
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Culver City, 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 "Tina Vesper 09" on a label affixed to the reverse
oil on canvas with wood, unstretched canvas, thread and string
25 x 13 x 6 1/2 in. (63.5 x 33 x 16.5 cm.)
Executed in 2009.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $40,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2017