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Sale 2509 Lot 210
Oil on canvas, 1973. 154x230 mm; 6 1/8x9 inches. Signed, titled and dated in ink, verso.
With the artist's original green wood frame.
Acquired from Louis Meisel Gallery, New York, by the current owner, with the original receipt, 1974
Pettibone (born 1938) is a pioneer of Appropriation Art who recreated works by artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein (artists whose work notably already focused on the theme of replication and seriality) in miniature. Later in his career, he branched out beyond replicating works solely by Pop artists and found inspiration through a wide variety of printed photographs, from reproductions of paintings by Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres to, as is the case with the present work, images of car and motocross racing. His work challenges the the traditional notion of the role of artist as the sole, original creator of a work of art and highlights questions of authorship, craftsmanship and the concept of originality as they relate to art.
Estimate $7,000 - 10,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $8,750