John McCracken

American, 1934–2011

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Working with what he called “planks,” John McCracken created Minimalist sculptures that bridge the material world with the metaphysical. By leaning the planks against the wall, McCracken’s intention was to connect the spheres of two-dimensional …

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No. 8 (The Berkeley Series), 1970
Sold on May 14, 2021
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Painting
acrylic on wood construction
63.5 x 274.3 x 7.6 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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JOHN MCCRACKEN (1934-2011) stamped with the artist's name, title and date 'NO. 8 JOHN MCCRACKEN 1970' (upper side edge) acrylic on wood construction 108 x 25 x 3 in. (274.3 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm.) Executed in 1970.
No. 8 (The Berkeley Series), 1970
acrylic on wood construction
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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Painting
63.5 x 274.3 x 7.6 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
Price not available
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JOHN MCCRACKEN (1934-2011) stamped with the artist's name, title and date 'NO. 8 JOHN MCCRACKEN 1970' (upper side edge) acrylic on wood construction 108 x 25 x 3 in. (274.3 x 63.5 x 7.6 cm.) Executed in 1970.
$81,250
RING, 2006
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Sculpture
polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood
22.86 x 54.61 cm
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Realized Price
$81,250
Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
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JOHN MCCRACKEN (1934-2011) Ring incised with the artist's signature, title and date 'RING 2006 McCracken' (on the underside) polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood 21 ½ x 9 ½ x 11 7/8 in. (54.6 x 24.1 x 30.2 cm.) Executed in 2006.
RING, 2006
polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood
May 14, 2021
Christie's
$81,250
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Sculpture
22.86 x 54.61 cm
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Auction Sale
May 14, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
$81,250
Description
JOHN MCCRACKEN (1934-2011) Ring incised with the artist's signature, title and date 'RING 2006 McCracken' (on the underside) polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood 21 ½ x 9 ½ x 11 7/8 in. (54.6 x 24.1 x 30.2 cm.) Executed in 2006.
$478,800
Untitled, 1976
Sold on May 13, 2021
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Sculpture
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
30.5 x 213.4 x 3.8 cm
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Realized Price
$478,800
Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Description
incised with the artist's signature and date 76 on the underside polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood 84 by 12 by 1 ½ in. 213.4 by 30.5 by 3.8 cm.
Untitled, 1976
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
$478,800
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Sculpture
30.5 x 213.4 x 3.8 cm
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Auction Sale
May 13, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$478,800
Description
incised with the artist's signature and date 76 on the underside polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood 84 by 12 by 1 ½ in. 213.4 by 30.5 by 3.8 cm.
$40,312
#1 (Mandala), 1973
Sold on Apr 14, 2021
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Painting
oil on canvas
182.9 x 182.9 cm
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Realized Price
$40,312
Auction Sale
Apr 14, 2021
Bonhams
Description
1973 signed, titled and dated 'John McCracken #1 - 1973' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 72 x 72 in. 182.9 x 182.9 cm.
#1 (Mandala), 1973
oil on canvas
Apr 14, 2021
Bonhams
$40,312
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Painting
182.9 x 182.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Apr 14, 2021
Bonhams
Realized Price
$40,312
Description
1973 signed, titled and dated 'John McCracken #1 - 1973' (on the reverse) oil on canvas 72 x 72 in. 182.9 x 182.9 cm.
$350,000
Untitled, 1934-2011
Sold on Dec 3, 2020
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Sculpture
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
213.7 x 30.5 x 2.9 cm
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Realized Price
$350,000
Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Description
John McCracken (1934-2011) Untitled incised with artist’s signature and date ‘John McCracken 76’ (on the underside) polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood 84 1/8 x 12 x 1 1/8 in. (213.7 x 30.5 x 2.9 cm.) Executed in 1976.
Untitled, 1934-2011
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
$350,000
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Artwork Info
Sculpture
213.7 x 30.5 x 2.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Dec 3, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
$350,000
Description
John McCracken (1934-2011) Untitled incised with artist’s signature and date ‘John McCracken 76’ (on the underside) polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood 84 1/8 x 12 x 1 1/8 in. (213.7 x 30.5 x 2.9 cm.) Executed in 1976.
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Untitled, 1983
Sold on Nov 18, 2020
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Sculpture
polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood mounted to oil on masonite in artist's frame
60.9 x 80.6 x 5.0 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
Description
1983 signed and dated 83 polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood mounted to oil on masonite in artist's frame Overall: 31 3/4 by 24 by 2 in. (80.6 by 60.9 by 5 cm.) Painting: 30 1/4 by 22 1/2 in. (76.8 by 57.1 cm.) Resin element: 11 1/4 by 8 1/8 by 1 1/8 in. (28.5 by 20.6 by 2.8 cm.)
Untitled, 1983
polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood mounted to oil on masonite in artist's frame
Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
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Sculpture
60.9 x 80.6 x 5.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 18, 2020
Bonhams
Realized Price
Price not available
Description
1983 signed and dated 83 polyester resin, fiberglass and plywood mounted to oil on masonite in artist's frame Overall: 31 3/4 by 24 by 2 in. (80.6 by 60.9 by 5 cm.) Painting: 30 1/4 by 22 1/2 in. (76.8 by 57.1 cm.) Resin element: 11 1/4 by 8 1/8 by 1 1/8 in. (28.5 by 20.6 by 2.8 cm.)
$400,000
RED PLANK, 1979
Sold on Jun 30, 2020
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Sculpture
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
35.2 x 229.2 x 3.2 cm
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Realized Price
$400,000
Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
RED PLANK, 1979
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
Jun 30, 2020
Sotheby's
$400,000
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Sculpture
35.2 x 229.2 x 3.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$400,000
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IOS, 1965
Sold on Jun 30, 2020
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Painting
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
38.1 x 41.9 x 17.8 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
IOS, 1965
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
Jun 30, 2020
Sotheby's
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38.1 x 41.9 x 17.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 30, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
Price not available
$400,000
UNTITLED (RED PLANK) , 1976
Sold on Mar 6, 2020
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Sculpture
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
29.8 x 213.7 x 3.2 cm
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Realized Price
$400,000
Auction Sale
Mar 6, 2020
Sotheby's
Description
UNTITLED (RED PLANK) , 1976
polyester resin and fiberglass on plywood
Mar 6, 2020
Sotheby's
$400,000
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Sculpture
29.8 x 213.7 x 3.2 cm
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Auction Sale
Mar 6, 2020
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$400,000
£200,000
Flare, 2002
Sold on Feb 14, 2020
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Sculpture
polyester resin, fibreglass and plywood
36.2 x 235.0 x 9.5 cm
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Realized Price
£200,000
Auction Sale
Feb 14, 2020
Phillips
Description
Flare, 2002
polyester resin, fibreglass and plywood
Feb 14, 2020
Phillips
£200,000
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Sculpture
36.2 x 235.0 x 9.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Feb 14, 2020
Phillips
Realized Price
£200,000