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Ray Smith (American, b.1959)
LOT ID: 82162
Mysterium Equitus, 2003

Acrylic, Watercolor, and Tempera on Canvas
20 х 24 in. (50.8 x 60.96 cm.)
Signed, titled, and dated verso
Lot description
This 2003 painting belongs to Ray Smith's "Watches" series, in which the artist distorts images of timepieces into new and surreal compositions, using shaped oval canvases as a support.

Artwork is oval in shape, and measures approximately 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm).

Ray Smith (b. 1959) is a contemporary American painter and sculptor known for his whimsical and surrealistic figurative works. Smith was born in Brownsville, Texas, near the border between the United States and Mexico; he studied crafts and fine art techniques in both Mexico and the US before launching his career in Mexico City. He moved to New York in 1985. Over the course of a highly prolific career, he has exhibited at the Whitney Biennial (1989), as well as at the Muséee National d’Art Moderne, Paris, France and the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, among many others. Smith’s work is represented in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY; the Museo Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain; the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo, Monterrey, Mexico; and the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. He lives and works between New York, NY and Cuernavaca, Mexico.
Mysterium Equitus by Ray Smith
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