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Lee Bontecou, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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Lee Bontecou

Untitled

Graphite and soot on paper
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Provenance
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Christie's

Lee Bontecou (b. 1931)

Untitled

signed and dated 'BONTECOU 64' (lower right)

graphite and …

Lee Bontecou (b. 1931)

Untitled

signed and dated 'BONTECOU 64' (lower right)

graphite and soot on paper

22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.1 x 72.3 cm.)

Executed in 1964.

Signature
Signed and dated 'BONTECOU 64' (lower right)
Lee Bontecou
American, b. 1931
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One of the most widely recognized female artists of the 1960s, Lee Bontecou creates welded wall reliefs, hanging sculptures, and miniature, mystical drawings that reflect her interest in natural and man-made forms. Brown and black in tone and often with ominous, organic voids at their centers, her large-scale patchwork accumulations of canvas, leather, wire mesh, and muslin recall nests, machines, ancient architecture, and the human body. She constructs her massive, free-hanging forms from constellations of steel, shaped canvas, porcelain curios, and explosive lengths of wire that reach far into space. Through such works, Bontecou has sought to capture “as much of life as possible—no barriers—no boundaries—all freedom in every sense,” she says.

Lee Bontecou, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
Lee Bontecou, ‘Untitled’, Christie's
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About the work
Provenance
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Christie's

Lee Bontecou (b. 1931)

Untitled

signed and dated 'BONTECOU 64' (lower right)

graphite and …

Lee Bontecou (b. 1931)

Untitled

signed and dated 'BONTECOU 64' (lower right)

graphite and soot on paper

22 1/2 x 28 1/2 in. (57.1 x 72.3 cm.)

Executed in 1964.

Signature
Signed and dated 'BONTECOU 64' (lower right)
Lee Bontecou
American, b. 1931
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One of the most widely recognized female artists of the 1960s, Lee Bontecou creates welded wall reliefs, hanging sculptures, and miniature, mystical drawings that reflect her interest in natural and man-made forms. Brown and black in tone and often with ominous, organic voids at their centers, her large-scale patchwork accumulations of canvas, leather, wire mesh, and muslin recall nests, machines, ancient architecture, and the human body. She constructs her massive, free-hanging forms from constellations of steel, shaped canvas, porcelain curios, and explosive lengths of wire that reach far into space. Through such works, Bontecou has sought to capture “as much of life as possible—no barriers—no boundaries—all freedom in every sense,” she says.

Lee Bontecou

Untitled

Graphite and soot on paper
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.