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Lot 34

Nancy Graves "Sotospeak Succeed" Mixed Media

Estimate: $3,000 - $6,000

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Nancy Graves (American, 1939-1995). Watercolor and gouache on paper painting titled "Sotospeak Succeed" depicting an abstract composition of Mayan forms and a musical score in bright yellows and oranges, 1993. Signed, dated "XI-19-'93" along the lower center.

Provenance: Meredith Long & Company, Houston, Texas; Knoedler & Company, New York; Private Minnesota Collection.

Lot Essay:
Graves gained prominence in the 1960s and 1970s for her distinctive sculptures, paintings, drawings, and prints that defied categorization. She was a pioneer in combining various mediums, including resin, fiberglass, and metal, to create dynamic and visually arresting works that often explored themes of natural history, anthropology, and the intersection of art and science. Her fascination with animal anatomy and archaeological artifacts frequently informed her art, leading to a unique blend of abstraction and representation. Throughout her career, Graves received numerous awards and honors, including a Guggenheim Fellowship and representation in prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

Sight; height: 28 in x width: 30 in. Framed; height: 36 in x width: 37 1/2 in.


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