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A rare, early example of Mark Grotjahn's captivating, celebrated paintings, "Untitled" (1996) depicts droplets of water or bubble-like forms, painted in the artist's signature obsessive, delicate style. Similar to his approach to painting as displayed in his ongoing Butterfly series, "Untitled" (1996) focuses on perspectival investigations to create the illusion of depth and volume on a two-dimensional surface. This painting has recently had minor restoration, please refer to the condition tab below for more details. A condition report is available upon request.

Mark Grotjahn (born in 1968 in Pasadena, California) received his MFA from the University of California, Berkeley, and his BFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder. His work has been the subject of solo exhibitions at the Kunstmuseum Thun, Switzerland (2007); the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2006); and the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles (2005). Grotjahn's work can be found in many of the most prominent museum collections throughout the world, such as:

The Museum of Modern Art (New York, NY)
The Guggenheim (New York, NY)
Whitney Museum of American Art (New York, NY)
Los Angeles County Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (San Francisco, CA)
Stedelijk Museum (Amsterdam, Netherlands)
The Hammer Museum (Los Angeles, CA)
Cleveland Museum of Art (Cleveland, OH)
Museum of Contemporary Art (Los Angeles, CA)
The Broad Art Foundation (Santa Monica, CA)
Carnegie Museum of Art (Pittsburgh, PA)
Rubell Family Collection (Miami, FL)
Walker Art Center (Minneapolis, MN)
Dakis Joannou Collection (Athens, Greece)
François Pinault Collection (Venice, Italy)
De La Cruz Collection Contemporary Art Space (Miami, FL)

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Are there any restorations?
Area: Image
Location: Lower left, Center
Notes: two small dents have been filled in by an art conservator. Small loss on the lower left corner has been filled in. A treatment and current condition report are available upon request.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Private Collection, West Coast (acquired directly from the artist)
  • Pickup Location: Washington, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 11 x 13.5 in. (27.94 x 34.29 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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