R. H. Quaytman, ‘Chapter 7: Denial is a River (yellow velvet)’, Christie's

Signature: signed, titled and dated 'R.H. Quaytman 2006 "DENIAL IS A RIVER"' (on the reverse)

Long Island City, SculptureCenter, Denial is a River, September-November 2006.

Miguel Abreu Gallery, New York

Acquired from the above by the present owner, 2009

About R. H. Quaytman

R.H. Quaytman’s work follows a few cardinal rules: pieces are conceived in series, each series must relate to the site where it was first exhibited, and new works relate directly to the series that preceded it. This emphasis on continuity in Quaytman’s practice imbues her works with a narrative trajectory—it is fitting that she titles her series “Chapters.” The subjects in her works hail from a variety of sources, which have included art history, scientific archives, and personal or family history. Though the production of an individual work might require techniques and media related to silk-screening, photography, and sculpture, Quaytman claims to always have painting on her mind: “I seek to maintain and simultaneously disrupt painting’s absolute presence,” she has said.

American, b. 1961, Boston, Massachusetts, based in New York, New York