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b. 1986 -
Petra Cortright (July 19, 1986) is a Los Angeles, California based artist working in video, painting and digital media.
Petra Cortright was born in Santa Barbara, California. She studied at Parsons The New School for Design in New York and California College of the Arts in San Francisco. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Cortright’s works in video, painting and digital media. She is well known her video works presented on YouTube and in gallery environments, her videos playfully explore formal properties of video software and representation of physical bodies in digital spaces. Cortright also makes intricate paintings using digital software which blend figurative and abstract elements, often printed on fabrics.
In vvebcam (2007), her first video, Cortright films herself while playing with the special effects built into the webcam software used to make the video. It is often noted that her physicality in vvebcam, as captured by the webcam, mirrors that of the work's viewer. vvebcam has also been heralded as shortly predating the rise of the "self-portraiture practice known as the selfie". On Saturday, December 10, 2011, vvebcam (2007) was removed by YouTube because of Cortright's extensive use of "offensive" key words.
In 2011 Cortright collaborated with Ilia Ovechkin to create Video Catalog, a work where the monetary value of her videos is determined by an algorithm based on YouTube views.
Vicky Deep in Spring Valley (2012), marks the beginning of Cortright's video work with virtual strippers. Cortright lifts the dancing girls from VirtuaGirl, a software that makes chroma keyed footage of "strippers" available for download. These videos are layered against flash images of fantastical digital worlds that are reminiscent of animated desktop wallpaper.
Cortright was selected to participate in the 2013 Frieze Art Fair in London where she produced her self-portrait, Bridal Shower (2013), a film where she experiments with the physical qualities of a production studio. The film was subsequently broadcast on British public television station Channel 4.
In 2014, Cortright began a collaboration with fashion designer Stella McCartney, creating a series of videos where Cortright uses glitches and video manipulation to showcase and contrast patterns on the garments designed by McCartney that she models.
Her works have been shown at the New Museum in New York, Rhizome, the Venice Biennale., the 2010 01SJ Biennial in San Jose, California, and the 12ième Biennale d'art contemporain de Lyon.
- Oct. 29, 2021Est: £10,000 - £20,000
Petra Cortright (American 1986-) linkboylinksBOYLINKS, 2014 digital painting on anodized aluminium (163cm x 122cm (64in x 48in)) Provenance: Simchowitz Gallery, Los Angeles; Private Collection, London. Footnote: “When you put something on the Internet, it’s mine.” (Petra Cortright) Petra Cortright has been called ‘the Monet of the 21st century’ and is considered one of the foremost artists of the ‘Post Internet’ and ‘Net Art’ movements, known for her digitally created art works across multiple mediums including You Tube videos, digital paintings as well as projections on metallic and archival surfaces. Her work questions new technology and its effects on contemporary aesthetics, society and culture. Lifted from Google Images and Pinterest, Cortright creates her paintings by manipulating these images on photoshop and reintegrating them into ‘digital’ paint, morphed and layering them on top of one another, which are then presented as still-life paintings as with Boylinks.Lyon & Turnbull
- Mar. 25, 2021Est: £15,000 - £20,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT (B. 1986) 10 IM Your bb Tonight mp3 images:cumshots digital painting on aluminium 59 x 78 ¾in. (150 x 200cm.)Christie's
- Aug. 18, 2020Est: $10,000 - $15,000Sotheby's
- Feb. 15, 2020Est: $30,000 - $40,000
Petra Cortright (B. 1986) :swat 2 walkthru +home! +'for sale', 2013 digital painting on aluminum 46 x 96 in. 116.8 x 243.8 cm. For further information on this lot please visit the Bonhams websiteBonhams
- Dec. 12, 2019Est: £15,000 - £20,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - Mantle Micky Grey "manual easy cd" Manufactured Housing Institute Mao, 59 ‡Phillips
- Nov. 15, 2019Est: $18,000 - $25,000
digital painting on aluminumSotheby's
- May. 15, 2019Est: $25,000 - $35,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - salad dressings orange yogartPhillips
- Mar. 06, 2019Est: £20,000 - £30,000
digital painting on aluminumSotheby's
- Feb. 27, 2019Est: $20,000 - $30,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - 24_Hour_Lightning DollsPhillips
- Feb. 27, 2019Est: $25,000 - $35,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - its youth ''fat-free veganPhillips
- Nov. 14, 2018Est: $20,000 - $30,000
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- Sep. 27, 2018Est: $20,000 - $30,000
Petra Cortright (b. 1986) buffy keepers+kick.rom digital painting, duraflex, UV print and stickers mounted on acrylic in artist's frame 54 ½ x 47 ½ in. (138.4 x 120.7 cm.)Christie's
- Sep. 26, 2018Est: $2,000 - $3,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - trafikkulykker+statistikker frenchXpertPhillips
- May. 18, 2018Est: $15,000 - $20,000
Petra Cortright (b. 1986) emulator heaven digital painting on aluminum 47 7/8 x 63 7/8 in. (121.6 x 162.2 cm.)Christie's
- May. 17, 2018Est: $20,000 - $30,000
digital print on aluminumSotheby's
- May. 16, 2018Est: $25,000 - $35,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - iola exPhillips
- Apr. 11, 2018Est: £1,000 - £2,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - OSX cloud clear porcelain ques?.tn?Phillips
- Mar. 09, 2018
PETRA CORTRIGHT - MSExcel Password msexchange msgre32.dll msgsrv32 devcon32 mshearts.exe msi reports ms.jennifer brooksEst: £15,000 - £20,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - MSExcel Password msexchange msgre32.dll msgsrv32 devcon32 mshearts.exe msi reports ms.jennifer brooksPhillips
- Feb. 28, 2018Est: $2,000 - $3,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - Night Heat 24Phillips
- Feb. 28, 2018Est: $18,000 - $22,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - Might and magic and the mandate of heavenPhillips
- Nov. 15, 2017
PETRA CORTRIGHT - model Model 586MBH200 model agencies uk model agency model boats model cars & pictures model excel financial venture capital model in south floridas model of the heart model portfolio model railroading model rocketry model stu modeEst: $15,000 - $20,000
PETRA CORTRIGHT - model Model 586MBH200 model agencies uk model agency model boats model cars & pictures model excel financial venture capital model in south floridas model of the heart model portfolio model railroading model rocketry model stu modePhillips
- Sep. 15, 2017Est: £1,500 - £2,500
PETRA CORTRIGHT (B. 1986) 19 Island +tourism (tourist sites) development plans island erotica free island erotika islandPackers Island Palm Resort island-erotica Isle of White IOW ismenos digital print on silk 70¿ x 50in. (178 x 127 cm.) Executed in 2014Christie's
- Apr. 12, 2017Est: £1,000 - £1,500
digital print on silkSotheby's
- Apr. 06, 2017
PETRA CORTRIGHT - W9_krakow pajaki package crack panic attacks cheet codes/deer hunter cheetah, tarzanEst: £15,000 - £20,000
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