Ingrid Calame, ‘...hnggnh-hnggnh-hnggnh...’, 2000, Sotheby's: Contemporary Art Day Auction

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Ridgefield, The Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art; Palm Beach Institute of Contemporary Art, Glee: Painting Now, September 2000 - April 2001
Seattle, Henry Art Gallery; West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art; Tampa Museum of Art; Chicago Cultural Center, Crosscurrents at Century's End: Selections from the Neuberger Berman Art Collection, June 2003 - June 2004, pl. VII, p. 24, illustrated in color

Deitch Projects, New York
Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collections, New York (acquired from the above in April 2000)
Sotheby's, New York, Selected Works from the Neuberger Berman and Lehman Brothers Corporate Art Collections, 25 September 2010, Lot 99 (consigned by the above)
Acquired from the above sale by the present owner

About Ingrid Calame

Driven by her desire to “know the world,” Ingrid Calame has been tracing the marks on its surface, turning them into intricately patterned paintings, drawings, prints, and murals, for nearly 20 years. As she explains: “the idea was that the whole surface of the world is a potential drawing. I can’t trace the whole world, so I’m tracing a fragment. I’m interested in how impossible it is for us to represent something as huge as the world.” Her tracings have taken her across the globe, to places like Seoul, South Korea, where she transcribed a badly weathered one-way sign. In a meticulous process, Calame and her team trace in situ, then layer the tracings and fill in their marks with colored pencil and pigment, forming abstract patterns that are, in fact, exact representations of the places she records.

American, b. 1965, New York, New York, based in Los Angeles, California

Group Shows

Heiner Contemporary, 
STASH: Polly Apfelbaum, Ingrid Calame, Tara Donovan, Deborah Kass, Kate Shepherd, Jon-Phillip Sheridan and Austin Thomas
Torrence Art Museum, 
Torrance, CA, USA,
Color Consciousness