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R. H. Quaytman, ‘Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21’, Christie's
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R. H. Quaytman

Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21

Silkscreen ink and gesso on wood
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Signed, titled and dated 'R.H. Quaytman, "Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21," 2011' (on the reverse)
R. H. Quaytman
American, b. 1961
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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.

R. H. Quaytman, ‘Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21’, Christie's
R. H. Quaytman, ‘Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21’, Christie's
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About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
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Christie's
Signature
Signed, titled and dated 'R.H. Quaytman, "Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21," 2011' (on the reverse)
R. H. Quaytman
American, b. 1961
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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.

R. H. Quaytman

Cherchez Holopherne, Chapter 21

Silkscreen ink and gesso on wood
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.