Feb 17, 2009 - Sale 2169

Sale 2169 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 660
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Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
KALUP LINZY (1977 - )
Dream Giant, Becoming Real.

Collage and ink on paper, 2008. 360x260 mm; 14 1/8x10 1/4 inches. Signed, inscribed "Shaun 'EIC' Leonardo, Katonya 08 (Kalup Linzy)" and dated in pencil, lower right verso.

Provenance: the artist, donated to the fund.

The drawing is inspired by the fictitious character Katonya who is featured in Linzy's soap opera video series Conversations Wit De Churen.
The drawings serve as storyboards that illustrate the character's experiences offscreen.

Kalup Linzy is a video and performance artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Born in Stuckey, FL in 1977, Linzy received his M.F.A. from the University of South Florida in 2003 and also attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. Linzy has been the recipient of numerous awards, including a grant from the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation in 2005, a fellowship from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2007 and a 2008 Creative Capital Foundation grant. Linzy's best-known work is a series of politically charged videos that satirize the conventions of the television soap opera. His works have been included in exhibitions as far ranging as Black Alphabet at The Zacheta National Museum in Warsaw, Poland, and Frequency at the Studio Museum in Harlem. Linzy's work was included in Prospect.1 New Orleans, curated by Dan Cameron; Modern Mondays: An Evening with Kalup Linzy at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, and Glasgow International: Festival of Contemporary Visual Art, Glasgow, Scotland, all in 2008.
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