RETNA

American, b. 1979

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RETNA, born Marquis Lewis, is known for large-scale paintings covered in long, geometric scripts that evoke a secret language. The artist’s shapes take inspiration from Egyptian hieroglyphics, Arabic and Hebrew calligraphy, Gothic blackletter, and …

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La Ruca, 2010
Sold on Sep 24, 2021
US$12,600
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Work on Paper
ink and acrylic on screenprint
109.2 x 148.6 cm
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US$12,600
Auction Sale
Sep 24, 2021
Sotheby's
La Ruca, 2010
ink and acrylic on screenprint
Sep 24, 2021
Sotheby's
US$12,600
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Work on Paper
109.2 x 148.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 24, 2021
Sotheby's
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US$12,600
Sacred Solicitations II, 2015
Sold on Aug 12, 2021
£75,600
US$104,830
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Painting
acrylic and enamel on canvas
148.0 x 175.0 cm
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£75,600
Auction Sale
Aug 12, 2021
Sotheby's
Sacred Solicitations II, 2015
acrylic and enamel on canvas
Aug 12, 2021
Sotheby's
£75,600
US$104,830
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Painting
148.0 x 175.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Aug 12, 2021
Sotheby's
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£75,600
Resurrect the Life of a Scribe, 2013
Sold on Jul 22, 2021
US$68,750
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Painting
acrylic and enamel on canvas
152.4 x 213.4 cm
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US$68,750
Auction Sale
Jul 22, 2021
Christie's
Resurrect the Life of a Scribe, 2013
acrylic and enamel on canvas
Jul 22, 2021
Christie's
US$68,750
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Painting
152.4 x 213.4 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 22, 2021
Christie's
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US$68,750
Blackstone Camo, 2011
Sold on Feb 19, 2021
US$87,812
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Painting
enamel on found aluminum
254.0 x 178.4 x 7.6 cm
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US$87,812
Auction Sale
Feb 19, 2021
Bonhams
Blackstone Camo, 2011
enamel on found aluminum
Feb 19, 2021
Bonhams
US$87,812
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Painting
254.0 x 178.4 x 7.6 cm
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Auction Sale
Feb 19, 2021
Bonhams
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US$87,812
Untitled, 2005
Sold on Oct 14, 2020
£30,000
US$39,030
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Painting
oil and metallic paint on inkjet print
175.8 x 121.4cm
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£30,000
Auction Sale
Oct 14, 2020
Christie's
Untitled, 2005
oil and metallic paint on inkjet print
Oct 14, 2020
Christie's
£30,000
US$39,030
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Painting
175.8 x 121.4cm
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Oct 14, 2020
Christie's
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£30,000
Unitled, 2011
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
US$56,250
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Painting
acrylic on canvas
182.9 x 182.9 cm
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US$56,250
Auction Sale
Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
Unitled, 2011
acrylic on canvas
Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
US$56,250
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Painting
182.9 x 182.9 cm
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Auction Sale
Sep 30, 2020
Phillips
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US$56,250
Agua Sucia II, 2012
Sold on Sep 30, 2020
US$1,375
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Print
etching on paper
15.0 x 22.2 cm
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US$1,375
Auction Sale
Sep 30, 2020
Christie's
Agua Sucia II, 2012
etching on paper
Sep 30, 2020
Christie's
US$1,375
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Print
15.0 x 22.2 cm
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Sep 30, 2020
Christie's
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US$1,375
Untitled
Sold on Aug 1, 2020
JPY ¥805,000
US$7,605
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Work on Paper
Pen on paper
56.0 x 63.5 cm
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JPY ¥805,000
Auction Sale
Aug 1, 2020
SBI Art Auction
Untitled
Pen on paper
Aug 1, 2020
SBI Art Auction
JPY ¥805,000
US$7,605
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Work on Paper
56.0 x 63.5 cm
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Auction Sale
Aug 1, 2020
SBI Art Auction
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JPY ¥805,000
Yo Soy La Corazone Del la Linea Blanca
Sold on Jul 2, 2020
US$68,750
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Painting
enamel, acrylic and crystalline on canvas
162.6 x 243.8 cm
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Realized Price
US$68,750
Auction Sale
Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
Yo Soy La Corazone Del la Linea Blanca
enamel, acrylic and crystalline on canvas
Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
US$68,750
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Painting
162.6 x 243.8 cm
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Auction Sale
Jul 2, 2020
Phillips
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US$68,750
Esoteric Existence (White), 2011
Sold on Nov 1, 2019
US$10,700
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Print
Screenprint in color on wove paper
67.3 x 97.0 cm
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US$10,700
Auction Sale
Nov 1, 2019
Bonhams
Esoteric Existence (White), 2011
Screenprint in color on wove paper
Nov 1, 2019
Bonhams
US$10,700
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Print
67.3 x 97.0 cm
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Auction Sale
Nov 1, 2019
Bonhams
Realized Price
US$10,700