Vaughn Spann - New Now New York Wednesday, September 30, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Exhibition A, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    "Ideas for new paintings can come from a plethora of sources. Sometimes I might be referencing a place I’ve traveled, a conversation I’ve had; other times it could be a book that I’m reading or even something I saw someone wearing down the street. I like to keep things open. I’m consistently centering both real and imagined spaces as a way of conjuring poetry and metaphor for these black bodies." - Vaughn Spann

  • Artist Biography

    Vaughn Spann

    Vaughn Spann is an American contemporary artist whose practice explores the natures of space, memory, and time using the ostensibly competing languages of abstraction and figuration. Approaching his work through traditional formalistic lenses focusing on line, color, and shape, Spann locates subjects from deeply personal spaces and articulates their essences on the painted surface, using metaphysical reflections to question our experiencing of the world around us.

    Spann uses painting to recreate encounters with people and places he finds compelling, gauging their essences when viewed through in retrospect. His experimentations with unconventional materials augments his explorations of personal and historical narratives. Spann lives and works in New Haven, Connecticut, where he also received his MFA from Yale University.

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Strange Bloom #1

signed and dated "Vaughn Spann 2018" on the reverse
watercolor on paper
14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)
Painted in 2018.

$2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for $6,875

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New York Auction 30 September 2020