Susan Rothenberg, ‘Untitled’, 1984, Phillips
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Susan Rothenberg

Untitled, 1984

Charcoal, graphite, ink and crayon on paper
21 × 17 in
53.3 × 43.2 cm
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From the Catalogue:
“Rothenberg always liked to play on contradictions between the quick, snapshot …

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Signed and dated "Susan Rothenberg 1984" on the reverse
Susan Rothenberg
American, 1945–2020
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Best known for her large-scale paintings of horses made between 1973-80, Susan Rothenberg’s more recent work features subjects including the inside of her studio and the natural surroundings by her home in the rural Pacific Southwest (her “dirtied-down” colors and thick, gestural painted surfaces reflect the topography of this region). Although Rothenberg often portrays recognizable subjects, her work is rarely transparent in meaning—she has said that she does not “want to get too literal about things,” and wants “the viewer to be able to do the work too.” Rothenberg has been married to conceptual artist Bruce Nauman since 1989.

Susan Rothenberg, ‘Untitled’, 1984, Phillips
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From the Catalogue:
“Rothenberg always liked to play on contradictions between the quick, snapshot nature of her chosen image (a galloping horse, a teetering bicyclist, Mondrian solemnly turning like a mantis on the dance floor) and the nuanced and obviously slow way it was presented.” Robert Hughes, TIME Magazine, 1987

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Signed and dated "Susan Rothenberg 1984" on the reverse
Susan Rothenberg
American, 1945–2020
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Best known for her large-scale paintings of horses made between 1973-80, Susan Rothenberg’s more recent work features subjects including the inside of her studio and the natural surroundings by her home in the rural Pacific Southwest (her “dirtied-down” colors and thick, gestural painted surfaces reflect the topography of this region). Although Rothenberg often portrays recognizable subjects, her work is rarely transparent in meaning—she has said that she does not “want to get too literal about things,” and wants “the viewer to be able to do the work too.” Rothenberg has been married to conceptual artist Bruce Nauman since 1989.

Susan Rothenberg

Untitled, 1984

Charcoal, graphite, ink and crayon on paper
21 × 17 in
53.3 × 43.2 cm
Bidding closed
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