Philip Taaffe

American, b. 1955

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Philip Taaffe's visually exuberant, intricate work celebrates man's ritualistic impulses toward image making, borrowing widely from world culture motifs like Northwest Coast Indian masks, Islamic ornamentation, and Japanese perforated …

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€56,250
Polygon / Planimetric, 1993
Sold on May 26, 2021
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Painting
acrylic, oil stick and collage on four sheets of paper laid down on canvas
139.7 x 200.34 cm
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€56,250
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May 26, 2021
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Philip Taaffe (né en 1955) signé, titré et daté '"POLYGON/ PLANIMETRIC" P. Taaffe 1993' (au dos) acrylique, crayon gras et collage sur quatre feuilles de papier marouflées sur toile 200.5 x 141 cm. Réalisé en 1993. signed, titled and dated '"POLYGON/ PLANIMETRIC" P. Taaffe 1993' (on the reverse) acrylic, oil stick and collage on four sheets of paper laid down on canvas 78 7/8 x 55 ½ in. Executed in 1993.
Polygon / Planimetric, 1993
acrylic, oil stick and collage on four sheets of paper laid down on canvas
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€56,250
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Painting
139.7 x 200.34 cm
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Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€56,250
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Philip Taaffe (né en 1955) signé, titré et daté '"POLYGON/ PLANIMETRIC" P. Taaffe 1993' (au dos) acrylique, crayon gras et collage sur quatre feuilles de papier marouflées sur toile 200.5 x 141 cm. Réalisé en 1993. signed, titled and dated '"POLYGON/ PLANIMETRIC" P. Taaffe 1993' (on the reverse) acrylic, oil stick and collage on four sheets of paper laid down on canvas 78 7/8 x 55 ½ in. Executed in 1993.
€40,000
Ceremonial Abstraction, 1988
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screenprint, acrylic and oil stick on burlap
93.98 x 100.65 cm
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€40,000
Auction Sale
May 26, 2021
Christie's
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Philip Taaffe (né en 1955) signé, titré et daté '"CEREMONIAL ABSTRACTION" P. Taaffe 1988' (au dos) sérigraphie, acrylique et crayon gras sur toile de jute 100.5 x 95 cm. Réalisé en 1988. signed, titled and dated '"CEREMONIAL ABSTRACTION" P. Taaffe 1988' (on the reverse) screenprint, acrylic and oil stick on burlap 39 5/8 x 37 3/8 in. Executed in 1988.
Ceremonial Abstraction, 1988
screenprint, acrylic and oil stick on burlap
May 26, 2021
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€40,000
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Painting
93.98 x 100.65 cm
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
Realized Price
€40,000
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Philip Taaffe (né en 1955) signé, titré et daté '"CEREMONIAL ABSTRACTION" P. Taaffe 1988' (au dos) sérigraphie, acrylique et crayon gras sur toile de jute 100.5 x 95 cm. Réalisé en 1988. signed, titled and dated '"CEREMONIAL ABSTRACTION" P. Taaffe 1988' (on the reverse) screenprint, acrylic and oil stick on burlap 39 5/8 x 37 3/8 in. Executed in 1988.
$1,512
Snake, 1998
Sold on May 20, 2021
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Print
Screenprint in colors, on thin Japan paper
74.0 x 53.5 cm
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$1,512
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Screenprint in colors, 1998, signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'To Tom Levine, Best', presumably a unique impression, on thin Japan paper, framed sheet: 535 by 740 mm 21 ⅛ by 29 ⅛ in framed: 597 by 800 mm 23 ½ by 31 ½ in
Snake, 1998
Screenprint in colors, on thin Japan paper
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
$1,512
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Print
74.0 x 53.5 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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$1,512
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine Screenprint in colors, 1998, signed in pencil, dated and inscribed 'To Tom Levine, Best', presumably a unique impression, on thin Japan paper, framed sheet: 535 by 740 mm 21 ⅛ by 29 ⅛ in framed: 597 by 800 mm 23 ½ by 31 ½ in
$882
Untitled, 1986
Sold on May 20, 2021
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Work on Paper
Graphite and charcoal on silkscreen
67.9 x 48.2 cm
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$882
Auction Sale
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine signed and dated 3-86 on the reverse graphite and charcoal on silkscreen sheet: 48.2 by 67.9 cm 19 by 26 ¾ in framed: 66 by 85 cm 26 by 33 ½ in
Untitled, 1986
Graphite and charcoal on silkscreen
May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
$882
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Work on Paper
67.9 x 48.2 cm
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May 20, 2021
Sotheby's
Realized Price
$882
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The Artist's Eye: The Collection of Tom Levine signed and dated 3-86 on the reverse graphite and charcoal on silkscreen sheet: 48.2 by 67.9 cm 19 by 26 ¾ in framed: 66 by 85 cm 26 by 33 ½ in
£18,750
Phantastische Gebete I, 1987
Sold on Mar 30, 2021
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Painting
acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas
61.3 x 233.8 cm
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£18,750
Auction Sale
Mar 30, 2021
Christie's
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PHILIP TAAFFE (B. 1955) signed, titled and dated 'PHANTASTISCHE GEBETE I P.Taaffe 1987' (on the reverse) acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas 92 x 241⁄8in. (233.8 x 61.3cm.) Executed in 1987
Phantastische Gebete I, 1987
acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas
Mar 30, 2021
Christie's
£18,750
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61.3 x 233.8 cm
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Mar 30, 2021
Christie's
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£18,750
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PHILIP TAAFFE (B. 1955) signed, titled and dated 'PHANTASTISCHE GEBETE I P.Taaffe 1987' (on the reverse) acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas 92 x 241⁄8in. (233.8 x 61.3cm.) Executed in 1987
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Phantastische Gebete I, 1987
Sold on Mar 29, 2021
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Painting
acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas
61.3 x 2333.8 cm
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Price not available
Auction Sale
Mar 29, 2021
Christie's
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PHILIP TAAFFE (B. 1955) signed, titled and dated 'PHANTASTISCHE GEBETE I P.Taaffe 1987' (on the reverse) acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas 92 x 241⁄8in. (233.8 x 61.3cm.) Executed in 1987
Phantastische Gebete I, 1987
acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas
Mar 29, 2021
Christie's
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Painting
61.3 x 2333.8 cm
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Mar 29, 2021
Christie's
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PHILIP TAAFFE (B. 1955) signed, titled and dated 'PHANTASTISCHE GEBETE I P.Taaffe 1987' (on the reverse) acrylic, silkscreen and paper collage on canvas 92 x 241⁄8in. (233.8 x 61.3cm.) Executed in 1987
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Asuka Nimbus, 2013
Sold on Dec 2, 2020
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Hand-pulled relief print in colors on Hannemühle black no. 313 paper
72.3 x 88.9 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
Bonhams
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2013 Hand-pulled relief print in colors on Hannemühle black no. 313 paper, signed in white pencil, dated and numbered A.P. 1/7 (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35), published by Visual AIDS, New York, with full margins. 35 x 28 1/2in (88.9 x 72.3cm) sheet 42 1/2 x 34in (107.9 x 86.3cm)
Asuka Nimbus, 2013
Hand-pulled relief print in colors on Hannemühle black no. 313 paper
Dec 2, 2020
Bonhams
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72.3 x 88.9 cm
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Dec 2, 2020
Bonhams
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Price not available
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2013 Hand-pulled relief print in colors on Hannemühle black no. 313 paper, signed in white pencil, dated and numbered A.P. 1/7 (an artist's proof, aside from the edition of 35), published by Visual AIDS, New York, with full margins. 35 x 28 1/2in (88.9 x 72.3cm) sheet 42 1/2 x 34in (107.9 x 86.3cm)
€2,375
Untitled, 1988
Sold on Nov 10, 2020
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Work on Paper
watercolour and wax crayon on paper
43 x 56 cm
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€2,375
Auction Sale
Nov 10, 2020
Christie's
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Philip Taaffe (b. 1955) Untitled signed and dated 'P. Taaffe 1988' (on the reverse) watercolour and wax crayon on paper 43 x 56 cm. Executed in 1988
Untitled, 1988
watercolour and wax crayon on paper
Nov 10, 2020
Christie's
€2,375
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Work on Paper
43 x 56 cm
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Nov 10, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
€2,375
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Philip Taaffe (b. 1955) Untitled signed and dated 'P. Taaffe 1988' (on the reverse) watercolour and wax crayon on paper 43 x 56 cm. Executed in 1988
$12,500
UNTITLED (NO. 6), 2000
Sold on Jul 10, 2020
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Work on Paper
oil pigment on paper
81.3 x 33.7 cm
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$12,500
Auction Sale
Jul 10, 2020
Sotheby's
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UNTITLED (NO. 6), 2000
oil pigment on paper
Jul 10, 2020
Sotheby's
$12,500
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81.3 x 33.7 cm
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Jul 10, 2020
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$12,500
€875
Lineament Monotypes, 1991
Sold on Jun 2, 2020
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Print
monotype on Japanese paper
47.5 x 35cm
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€875
Auction Sale
Jun 2, 2020
Christie's
Description
Philip Taaffe (b. 1955) Lineament Monotypes signed and dated '11 Feb 1991 P Taaffe (lower right) monotype on Japanese paper 47.5 x 35cm. Executed in 1991, this work is from an edition of fifty-five, published by Parkett, New York
Lineament Monotypes, 1991
monotype on Japanese paper
Jun 2, 2020
Christie's
€875
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Print
47.5 x 35cm
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Auction Sale
Jun 2, 2020
Christie's
Realized Price
€875
Description
Philip Taaffe (b. 1955) Lineament Monotypes signed and dated '11 Feb 1991 P Taaffe (lower right) monotype on Japanese paper 47.5 x 35cm. Executed in 1991, this work is from an edition of fifty-five, published by Parkett, New York