Catherine Howe, ‘Reverse Mylar Painting (Bluebird)’, 2019, Painting, Acrylic and intaglio ink on polyester sheeting, New York Academy of Art Benefit Auction
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Catherine Howe

Reverse Mylar Painting (Bluebird), 2019

Acrylic and intaglio ink on polyester sheeting
40 × 60 in
101.6 × 152.4 cm
.
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New York Academy of Art Benefit Auction

46 x 65.5 inches framed

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Signed on verso
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courtesy of the artist and Winston Wächter Fine Art
Catherine Howe
American, b. 1960
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Catherine Howe insists that her paintings, which appear to reference 17th-century still life paintings, are not about representation or narrative; rather, she says they are exercises in the evocative power of painting as a material. What appear to be flora, figures, and foods dissolve into abstract flurries of brush marks and fields of commingled colors when observed closely. The painted surfaces vary widely in paint application, with some areas thinly glazed or quickly sketched, and others so thick they appear to be in relief. Howe’s palette is known to be strong and vibrant, though not without eerie contrasts; her technique includes splatters, spills, and the scraping away of paint.

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46 x 65.5 inches framed

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Signature
Signed on verso
Image rights
courtesy of the artist and Winston Wächter Fine Art
Catherine Howe
American, b. 1960
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Catherine Howe insists that her paintings, which appear to reference 17th-century still life paintings, are not about representation or narrative; rather, she says they are exercises in the evocative power of painting as a material. What appear to be flora, figures, and foods dissolve into abstract flurries of brush marks and fields of commingled colors when observed closely. The painted surfaces vary widely in paint application, with some areas thinly glazed or quickly sketched, and others so thick they appear to be in relief. Howe’s palette is known to be strong and vibrant, though not without eerie contrasts; her technique includes splatters, spills, and the scraping away of paint.

Catherine Howe

Reverse Mylar Painting (Bluebird), 2019

Acrylic and intaglio ink on polyester sheeting
40 × 60 in
101.6 × 152.4 cm
.
Bidding closed
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