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    Sale 2504 | Lot 118
    Estimate: $20,000 - $30,000
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      Sale 2504 Lot 118

      HOWARDENA PINDELL (1943 - )
      Untitled #1.

      Mixed media on paper collage with nails, glitter, thread and a wolf plastic figurine, 1980-81. Approximately 273x260 mm; 10 3/4x10 1/4 inches. Signed, dated "1980-81" and inscribed "#1" in pencil, on mount. With artist's studio stamp on the frame back.

      Provenance: Heath Gallery, Atlanta, with the label on the frameback (1981); private collection, Rhode Island.

      Howardena Pindell first engaged with hole-punched circles by counting and numbering each one, then placed them over a gridded form — often the lines of graph paper — and added embellishments such as acrylic, watercolor, glitter, and even baby powder. Her inspiration in numbers and grids grew from her father — a mathematician who often wrote down figures in a gridded journal. In Untitled #1, Pindell collages images of monuments with various postcards, including images of the Seattle's Space Needle and Washington DC's Capitol Hill. Upon each of these monuments, she employs a grid that becomes lavishly intricated with glitter, nails, and small fragments of paper.

      Estimate $20,000 - 30,000

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