Vaughn Spann - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Jenkins Johnson Projects, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Kansas City, Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Vaughn Spann: Open Onto, March 19–August 22, 2021

  • 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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signed, titled and dated ""UNDERSCORE" Vaughn Spann 2018" on the overlap
clay, synthetic polymer paint and yarn on canvas
54 x 44 in. (137.2 x 111.8 cm)
Executed in 2018.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $40,320

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session, New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021