Mark Grotjahn, ‘Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830) and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826)’, 2008-2010, Print, Offset lithograph in color, Heritage Auctions
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Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830) and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826), 2008-2010

Offset lithograph in color
27 1/2 × 22 in
69.9 × 55.9 cm
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Ed. 193/300 and 169/300, Unframed

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Each signed and numbered in ink lower right
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Mark Grotjahn
American, b. 1968
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Painter and draftsman Mark Grotjahn is known for his ongoing investigation of perspective. In the "Butterfly" paintings starting in 1997, he uses dual and multiple vanishing points to create complex compositions of radiant, tonal color, alluding to such touchstones in the history of modernist painting as Russian Constructivism, Op Art, and Barnett Newman's "zips." Alongside perspective, he has pursued ideas like color restriction, seriality, and the sublime. In his more recent "Face" series, roughly painted on cardboard mounted to canvas, Grotjahn retains his radiant motif but replaces geometric rigor with ritualistic, totemic energy.

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Mark Grotjahn, ‘Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830) and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826)’, 2008-2010, Print, Offset lithograph in color, Heritage Auctions
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Ed. 193/300 and 169/300, Unframed

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Signature
Each signed and numbered in ink lower right
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Mark Grotjahn
American, b. 1968
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Painter and draftsman Mark Grotjahn is known for his ongoing investigation of perspective. In the "Butterfly" paintings starting in 1997, he uses dual and multiple vanishing points to create complex compositions of radiant, tonal color, alluding to such touchstones in the history of modernist painting as Russian Constructivism, Op Art, and Barnett Newman's "zips." Alongside perspective, he has pursued ideas like color restriction, seriality, and the sublime. In his more recent "Face" series, roughly painted on cardboard mounted to canvas, Grotjahn retains his radiant motif but replaces geometric rigor with ritualistic, totemic energy.

Mark Grotjahn

Untitled (Canary Yellow and Black Butterfly 830) and Untitled (Scarlet Lake and Indigo Blue Butterfly 826), 2008-2010

Offset lithograph in color
27 1/2 × 22 in
69.9 × 55.9 cm
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