Oct 07, 2021 - Sale 2581

Sale 2581 - Lot 109

Price Realized: $ 137,000
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 30,000 - $ 40,000
Untitled #57.

Acrylic, watercolor, punched graph papers, gold and computer tape, 1974-75. Approx. 210x318 mm; 8 1/4x12 1/2 inches; 406x508x38 mm; 16x20x1 1/2 inches (including the mount and Plexiglass box). Signed, titled and dated in pencil, lower right.

Provenance: Rosa Esman Gallery, New York, with the gallery label on the frame back; private collection, New Jersey (1975).

This punched paper assemblage is a beautiful example of the Howardena Pindell's important, ground breaking work in this innovative medium. Several other examples of this early series, including Untitled #27, #43, #58 and #69 from this period were included in the artist's 2018 traveling retrospective, Howardena Pindell: What Remains To Be Seen, curated by Naomi Beckwith and Valerie Cassel Oliver, organized at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago.