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Contemporary Art Auction Benefitting the Indianapolis Museum of Art

by Ripley Auctions

Platinum House

11 lots with images

September 21, 2012

Live Auction

2764 E 55th Place

Indianapolis, IN, 46220 USA

Phone: 317 251 5635

Fax: 253 322 5430

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Laylah Ali, Hairless Jacket, Mixed media on paper, 9 3/8

Lot 1: Laylah Ali, Hairless Jacket, Mixed media on paper, 9 3/8" x 5 3/4", framed

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Description: Laylah Ali Hairless Jacket Mixed media on paper 2002. Provenance: the artist. Laylah Ali's (American, b. 1968) works portray an invented society both simultaneously familiar and foreign, often incorporating distinct iconography, such as American or Confederate flags, or clothing reminiscent of specific groups, like athletic uniforms or elaborate headdresses. Her illustrative and cartoon-like drawings and paintings depict anonymous and highly stylized characters, either alone or in groups, and viewers are left to decipher the meanings of their actions. The figures in her work appear confrontational, and sometime are inflicting or have been the recipients of disfiguring violence, creating a high level of emotional and psychological tension. Ali received her BA in english and studio art from Williams College (Williamstown, MA) in 1991 and an MFA from Washington University (St. Louis, MO) in 1994. Between earning her degrees, she participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program and conducted a residency at Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Ali has had solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, North Adams, MA; and the Indianapolis Museum of Art, among others. Her work has been included in group exhibitions on an international scale, including the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; Wexner Center for the Arts, Columbus, OH; The Studio Museum, Harlem, NY; New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York; DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, Lincoln, MA; and the 2004 Whitney Biennial. Ali teaches at Williams College in Williamstown, MA. 9 3/8" x 5 3/4", framed

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Kendall Buster, Sketch for Yellow Highrise Vessel D; E; and F, Triptych, Print with Epson archival ink on Somerset Velvet fine art p...

Lot 2: Kendall Buster, Sketch for Yellow Highrise Vessel D; E; and F, Triptych, Print with Epson archival ink on Somerset Velvet fine art p...

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Description: Kendall Buster Sketch for Yellow Highrise Vessel D; E; and F Triptych, Print with Epson archival ink on Somerset Velvet fine art paper 2012. Edition 1/5. Provenance: the artist. Kendall Buster's (American, b. 1954) expansive sculptures adopt and transform elements of our natural landscape. Their components are inspired by anything from the microscopic organisms Buster once observed through a microscope during her previous career as a microbiologist to the geographic forms that surround us daily. Sketches for Yellow Highrise Vessel D; E; and F are stylized renderings of Buster's sculpture titled Yellow Highrise (2005). The structure is nearly spherical, with a 12-foot diameter, and consists of 12 layers of scrim material stretched over a metal armature. A passageway allows visitors to become engulfed in the small space within. Yellow Highrise is simultaneously a model for a 12-story fantasy building with biomorphic capabilities and sculpture. Buster states, "Biological associations come into play, the structure referencing at once a pair of superimposed urns or bulbs, a high rise conceived of as a fantasy hive." Buster's large-scale sculptures, which the artist terms "biological architecture," have been exhibited in numerous venues including the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, DC; the Kemper Museum in Kansas City, MO; and the Bahnhof Westend in Berlin, Germany. She is currently working on a project for architect Will Bruder's Agave Branch Library in Phoenix, AZ. After receiving a degree in medical technology, Buster earned a BFA from the Corcoran College of Art and Design, an MFA in sculpture from Yale University and participated in the Whitney Museum's Independent Study Studio Program. She was the recipient of a 2005 American Academy of Arts and Letters Award in the Arts. Her site-specific artwork Stratum Pier is one of ten commissioned artworks that comprise the IMA's 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park. 30" x 24" each

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Lucinda Devlin, Lake Huron, 7.31.2011; 6:09 am, Pigment inkjet print on Harman Gloss FB AL Paper, 20

Lot 3: Lucinda Devlin, Lake Huron, 7.31.2011; 6:09 am, Pigment inkjet print on Harman Gloss FB AL Paper, 20" x 20" (image); 24" x 24" (pape...

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Description: Lucinda Devlin Lake Huron, 7.31.2011; 6:09 am Pigment inkjet print on Harman Gloss FB AL Paper 2011. Edition 1/10. Provenance: the artist and Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN. Indianapolis-based photographer Lucinda Devlin (American, b. 1947) creates photographic series that explore contemporary manmade environments and natural environments. Her work is characterized by carefully composed and evenly balanced compositions. Devlin's past bodies of work include Pleasure Grounds, an investigation of absurd fantasy hotel rooms throughout the United States, and Water Rites, a series which documents spas and rehabilitation facilities across Germany. More recently, Devlin has begun to create landscapes, which feature farmlands throughout the U.S.' Corn Belt region and views of Lake Huron. Devlin received a BS from Eastern Michigan University in 1971, attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and received an MFA in photography from Eastern Michigan University in 1974. Her work has been widely exhibited in the U.S. and abroad, including the 2001 Venice Biennale and 2002 Sao Paolo Biennial. She is represented in public art collections on an international scale, including the Indianapolis Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum, New York; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Devlin has received numerous grants and awards, such as an artist residency through the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst in 1999 and a fellowship through the National Endowment for the Arts in 1992. Her work has been shown around the world at venues such as at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; the Biblioth?que Nationale, Paris, France; and the 2001 Venice Biennale. 20" x 20" (image); 24" x 24" (paper)

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Tara Donovan, Untitled, Ink on paper, 51 7/8

Lot 4: Tara Donovan, Untitled, Ink on paper, 51 7/8" x 42 5/8"

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Description: Tara Donovan Untitled Ink on paper 2008. Provenance: the artist and Pace Gallery, New York. Donovan's work engages in a lively dialogue with the legacies of artistic movements of the 1960s and '70s such as assemblage, post-minimalism and scatter art, while bringing an entirely new perspective to her chosen materials through an almost obsessive-compulsive method of repetition and accumulation. Her works have gained renown for the way in which they often spark immediate and visceral responses from viewers. Untitled (2008) is a single-edition print made from a pane of shattered glass. It was included in the IMA's 2010 exhibition Tara Donovan: Untitled. Tara Donovan was born in 1969 in New York City, where she currently lives and works. Donovan received a BFA from Corcoran College of Art + Design, Washington D.C., in 1991, and an MFA in sculpture from the Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, in 1999. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2007), the Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis (2006), and the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego (2004), among others. Donovan's installation Ripple was featured in the 2000 Whitney Biennial at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York. Donovan was the recipient of the Alexander Calder Foundation's first annual Calder Prize in 2005 and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellows Program (nicknamed the "genius") award in 2008. 51 7/8" x 42 5/8"

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Los Carpinteros, Free Basketball - The Same, Watercolor on paper, 44 5/8

Lot 5: Los Carpinteros, Free Basketball - The Same, Watercolor on paper, 44 5/8" x 70 7/8"

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Description: Los Carpinteros Free Basketball - The Same Watercolor on paper 2010. Provenance: the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York. The Cuban collective Los Carpinteros (Cuban, founded 1991) consists of artists Marco Castillo and Dagoberto Rodriguez, who work as a team to renounce individual authorship, as does a craftsmen's guild. They create installations, sculptures and drawings that merge architecture, design and sculpture that playfully abstract familiar objects and humorously hamper their usefulness. Their work contains objects that are easily recognizable, yet are playfully and surreally morphed to create new forms. Los Carpinteros' Free Basket was created specifically for the city of Indianapolis, and was one of the inaugural artworks installed in 100 Acres: The Virginia B. Fairbanks Art and Nature Park in 2010. Free Basketball-The Same is the last work available for purchase in Los Carpinteros' series of works on paper relating to Free Basket. Los Carpinteros' work is part of the permanent collections of numerous museums including, The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Guggenheim Museum, New York; the Museo de Bellas Artes, Havana; and the Centro Cultural de Arte Contemporaneo in Mexico City. 44 5/8" x 70 7/8"

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Marco Maggi, Kodak Square (yellow), cuts on paper in 35mm slide mounts, 9

Lot 6: Marco Maggi, Kodak Square (yellow), cuts on paper in 35mm slide mounts, 9" x 2"

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Description: Marco Maggi Kodak Square (yellow) cuts on paper in 35mm slide mounts Provenance: the artist and Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York. Marco Maggi uses quotidian materials-such as aluminum foil, reams of paper, plastic picture frames, and even apples-as the foundation for his meticulously created artworks. Using drypoint, pencil, or an X-acto knife, Maggi subtly changes the surfaces of these store-bought objects. The artist carefully marks the surface of these materials with small, intersecting lines. The lines resemble complex and mysterious infrastructures, ranging from small computer circuit boards to aerial views of cities. Kodak Square (yellow) consists of an outdated 35mm slide carousel and one protruding slide, which contains a square of precisely altered cut paper. Born in Uruguay in 1957, Maggi divides his time between New York and Montevideo, Uruguay. Maggi's work is represented in the collections of major institutions in the U.S. and abroad, including the Walker Art Center; the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Whitney Museum of American Art; the Museum of Modern Art, and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Maggi received an MFA in printmaking from the State University of New York, New Paltz. 9" x 2"

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Stefana McClure, Map of the World (British Isles), Cut paper, 22

Lot 7: Stefana McClure, Map of the World (British Isles), Cut paper, 22" circumference

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Description: Stefana McClure Map of the World (British Isles) Cut paper 2009-2010. Provenance: the artist and Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York. Stefana McClure's (Irish, b. 1959) work explores the cultural and linguistic implications of transnational travel. A native of Belfast, McClure has lived in London, Tokyo, and New York. Her experiences outside of her native country have had a profound effect on her work, through which McClure investigates the visual properties of language. She is fascinated by the physical appearance of closed captions, dictionary definitions, subtitles and the layout of text on paper. Map of the World (British Isles) consists of linear strips cut from a map, which is then transformed into a sculpture by McClure rolling the strips into a ball. As she rolls each strip together, her final product is a globe representing her idea of cultural interconnection. McClure received her BA in sculpture at the Hornsey College of Art, London in 1984. In 1995, she received an MFA in papermaking from Kyoto Seika University, Kyoto, Japan. She has also received prestigious grants and scholarships such as the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant for 2001-2002 and in 1998 the Visiting Artist Scholarship from Awayamakawa, Japan. Her work has been displayed in numerous solo and group exhibitions such as the Cincinnati Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery. 22" circumference

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Brian McCutcheon, (American; b. 1965), Gone, Cibachrome print on paper, 40

Lot 8: Brian McCutcheon, (American; b. 1965), Gone, Cibachrome print on paper, 40" x 50"

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Description: Brian McCutcheon (American; b. 1965) Gone Cibachrome print on paper 2011. From the 'Alien Landscape' series. Edition 1/5 + AP. Courtesy of the artist. Indianapolis-based artist Brian McCutcheon's (American, b. 1965) work was featured in a 2011 solo exhibition titled Out of this World in the IMA's McCormack Forefront Galleries. This new body of work included sculpture, installation, photography, and video that together formed a fictional narrative exploring correlations between play, masculinity, the notion of flight, and the relationship between McCutcheon and his own son. Gone was created for Out of this World, and is one of five photographs in McCutcheon's Alien Landscape series. The series depicts McCutcheon and his son performing day-to-day activities in the Indiana landscape while donning replicas of space suits from NASA's Mercury program. Cruise and Shop, other photographs from McCutcheon's Alien Landscape series, are represented in the IMA's permanent collection, along with Capsule, a to-scale replica of John Glenn's Mercury 7 capsule. McCutcheon studied architecture at the University of Michigan, received a BFA from Colorado State University and an MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art. McCutcheon is a co-founder and partner of Indianapolis Fabrications (iFab), a custom fabrication studio and has been the recipient of numerous artist grants, awards, and residencies, most recently a 2010-11 Pollock-Krasner Foundation grant, a 2009 Efroymson Contemporary Arts Fellowship, and a summer residency at Sculpture Space in Utica, NY in 2009. 40" x 50"

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James Nakagawa, Okinawa #17, Archival inkjet print, 30

Lot 9: James Nakagawa, Okinawa #17, Archival inkjet print, 30" x 10"

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Description: James Nakagawa Okinawa #17 Archival inkjet print 2008. From the 'Banta' series. Edition 1/15. Provenance: the artist. Framing donated by Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN. Okinawa #17 is part of Osamu James Nakagawa's (American, b. 1962) Banta series, which consists of hyper-real depictions of caves and cliffs on the coast of the Japanese island of Okinawa. The artist visited the cliffs and was struck by their beauty, as well as their violent history during WWII. By the end of his visit, Nakagawa had amassed a collection of thousands of digital images, which he pieced together over the course of months to form the highly detailed works in the Banta series. Nakagawa was born in New York City, raised in Tokyo, Japan and returned to Houston, Texas as a teenager. He received a MFA in photography from the University of Houston and is currently an associate professor of photography at the Henry Radford Hope School of Art at Indiana University. Nakagawa received a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2009, and Higashikawa Photo Festa's New Photographer of the Year Award in Japan in 2010. His photographs are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, George Eastman House, Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography, and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston among others. 30" x 10"

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Scott Stack, (American; b. 1952), Study for the Queen of Baltimore, Oil on canvas, 20

Lot 10: Scott Stack, (American; b. 1952), Study for the Queen of Baltimore, Oil on canvas, 20" x 60"

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Description: Scott Stack (American; b. 1952) Study for the Queen of Baltimore Oil on canvas 2012. Provenance: the artist and Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Scott Stack's (American, b. 1952) meticulously rendered paintings feature linear geometry informed by technology and ways of seeing. For example, his Night Vision series depicts a broad range of subjects such as an airplane, the site of Diana, Princess of Wales' car crash, and Chicago's Buckingham Foundation as if seeing them through night vision goggles. Similarly, paintings such as Study for the Queen of Baltimore depict the pattern of a classic test screen that are sometimes broadcasted on local television networks. Stack received a BFA from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design in 1976 and currently works in Oak Park, IL. His work has been represented in exhibitions at White Columns, New York; Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago; and the Drawing Center, New York, and is included in the collection of the Indianapolis Museum of Art. 20" x 60"

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Type A, (American; founded 1998), Shot (slug 5), Chromogenic print, 20

Lot 11: Type A, (American; founded 1998), Shot (slug 5), Chromogenic print, 20" x 26 1/2"

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Description: Type A (American; founded 1998) Shot (slug 5) Chromogenic print 2012. Provenance: the artist. Type A is the New York-based collaboration of Adam Ames (American, b. 1969) and Andrew Bordwin (American, b. 1964) formed in 1998. Their videos, video installations, photography, sculptures and drawings deal with issues of masculinity, competition and collaboration in contemporary society. Their newest body of work focuses on the connotations of violence, fear, and paranoia in America's post-9/11 culture. Shot (slug 5) is an extremely high-resolution print of a spent shotgun casing, which appears nearly abstract and ironically beautiful. Type A has exhibited extensively around the world at venues such as the Indianapolis Museum of Art, Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, DeCordova Sculpture Park & Museum, Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, and the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Their work is the subject of the monograph Type A (2010), edited by Lisa D. Freiman and published by the Indianapolis Museum or Art. 20" x 26 1/2"

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