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Ena Swansea (American, b.1966)
LOT ID: 80702
Open Drawbridge Accident, 2004

Oil, and Graphite on Linen
108 х 57 in. (274.32 x 144.78 cm.)
Signed, titled, and dated verso
Lot description
Artwork measures 108 x 57 inches (274.3 x 144.8 cm).

Executed in 2004, this monumental painting by Ena Swansea is a dramatic evocation of the moment before a disaster. In Swansea's towering vertical tableau, an automobile is poised at the edge of a drawbridge, about to fall into the water below. A forest of metal beams looms in the night sky, while the river waters cast off a muted glitter.

Ena Swansea (b. 1966) is a contemporary American painter known for her large-scale representational works, often painted in oils over a graphite-on-canvas ground. Swansea has had solo exhibitions at 313 Gallery, Seoul, Korea (2012); the Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg (2008); Arndt & Partner, Zürich, Switzerland (2008); Galerie Crone/Andreas Osarek, Berlin, Germany (2005); and Locks Gallery, Philadelphia, PA (2002), among others. She has also participated in group exhibitions at institutions including Hamburger Kunsthalle, Hamburg, Germany (2005) and PS1, Museum of Modern Art, Long Island City, NY (2003). Her work is represented in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY and the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden, Germany. She lives and works in New York.
Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
  • Open Drawbridge Accident by Ena Swansea
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