Anthology Film Archives Benefit and Auction
2 March, 2017
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Tom Burckhardt
Sneakers, 2013

Oil paint in cast plastic

14 x 12 1/2 x 1" (35.6 x 31.8 x 2.5 cm) 

Signed on verso

Estimate: $1,000 - 2,000

SOLD for $1,000

Courtesy of the artist (in memory of Rudy Burckhardt)

 
lot description

For Tom Burckhardt (b. 1964) the idea of absurdity has been a compelling point of departure which has led him to push and question the very integrity of a painting as an object. Burckhardt’s abstraction are amalgamations of dissociative forms, colours or patterns forced into a given matrix and left to co-exist in this tenuous community of various visual vocabularies. The artist has been the recipient of many notable grants and awards including a Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant, Guggenheim Foundation Grant, two Pollack-Krasner Foundation Grants as well as the Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Foundation Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters to name just a few. 

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