Lot 48: Lynda Benglis, ‘Dual Natures (2 Works)’, Lithographs, 1990
October 27, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Set of two lithographs with gold leaf on hand tinted paper in blue and terra cotta gouache, on Rives BFK paper.
Lynda Benglis (b. 1941) – American sculptor
Published by Solo Press, New York with inkstamp on verso
Each signed, dated, numbered on the verso
Numbered ‘PP1’ aside from an edition of 20
Provenance: Private Collection, New York
Dimensions: 47 ½ x 31 ½ in; 120.7 x 80 cm each
Framed dimensions: 51 7/8 x 35 5/8 x 1 5/8 in; 131.8 x 90.5 x 4.1 cm each
Two beautiful lithographs by celebrated New York City painter and sculptor Lynda Benglis. These prints present a graphic interpretation of the artist's iconic pleated sculptures from the 1990s. The paper sheets were hand colored in qouache with gold leaf passages applied and a final run of lithography in black forming the pleated image. Another impression is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, NYC.
Lynda Benglis (American, b. 1941)
Known for her use of unusual materials, Lynda Benglis is one of the most recognizable contemporary sculptors. She began to get recognition in the late sixties with her brightly-colored polyurethane foam works. Benglis is influenced by the Abstract Expressionism, Feminist Art, Color Field Painting and Minimalism, and she challenged the male-dominant Minimalist movement through her works. Benglis’s range of sculptural materials expanded to include polyurethane foam, cast aluminum, bronze, and plaster. Her works are exhibited at the Whitney Museum of American Art, The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, and the Centre Pompidou. She is represented by the Cheim & Read gallery in New York.
In overall excellent condition. These prints are newly framed in wood with ebony stain rub, contemporary face profile, archival back matt, splined corners, with plexi glazing.
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