James Nares, ‘Girl About Town’, 2017, Print, Screenprint in colors on Saunders paper, Heritage Auctions
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James Nares

Girl About Town, 2017

Screenprint in colors on Saunders paper
28 × 75 in
71.1 × 190.5 cm
Edition 7/45
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Published by Durham Press, Inc., Durham, Pennsylvania

Condition Report: Print is rolled. Unframed. …

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower right, with publisher's stamp verso
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James Nares
British, b. 1953
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James Nares is best known for her process-oriented paintings in which a large, isolated brushstroke appears to float across a blank monochrome surface. To achieve this sense of weightlessness, Nares invented a special apparatus that enables her hang above the picture and paint from directly overhead, avoiding any drips or other “sign of gravity” which might result from painting onto an upright canvas. Nares likens her artistic routine to hitting a home run in baseball, sometimes achievable in one go but more often requiring multiple attempts to accomplish. Though her emphatic brushwork resembles that of certain Abstract Expressionists, she sees her practice more as one of cycle and repetition as opposed to the relatively unconstrained mark making of the so-called “action painters.”

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Published by Durham Press, Inc., Durham, Pennsylvania

Condition Report: Print is rolled. Unframed. Very mild dent to the upper left extreme edge; very mild crease to the upper right corner.

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Signed, numbered, and dated in pencil lower right, with publisher's stamp verso
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James Nares
British, b. 1953
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James Nares is best known for her process-oriented paintings in which a large, isolated brushstroke appears to float across a blank monochrome surface. To achieve this sense of weightlessness, Nares invented a special apparatus that enables her hang above the picture and paint from directly overhead, avoiding any drips or other “sign of gravity” which might result from painting onto an upright canvas. Nares likens her artistic routine to hitting a home run in baseball, sometimes achievable in one go but more often requiring multiple attempts to accomplish. Though her emphatic brushwork resembles that of certain Abstract Expressionists, she sees her practice more as one of cycle and repetition as opposed to the relatively unconstrained mark making of the so-called “action painters.”

James Nares

Girl About Town, 2017

Screenprint in colors on Saunders paper
28 × 75 in
71.1 × 190.5 cm
Edition 7/45
Bidding closed
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