Sale IT215 Lot 1001
PETER SACKS (SOUTH AFRICAN/AMERICAN, 1950-)
ANCESTOR 2 - MANDELSTAM, 2006
Mixed media on canvas: 77 x 51 in.
Note: In a New Yorker article devoted to Sacks's work: "The paintings are â€śravishingly beautiful,â€ť Glenn Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, says, and â€śglobal, in the best sense of the word. Their sweep, from history to literature to world events, is astounding.â€ť (The New Yorker magazine, "An Artist's Archaeology of The Mind: How Peter Sacks draws power from the hidden layers of his canvases" by Joshua Rothman, March 18, 2019)
Peter Sacks's works can be found in many major collections: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; The Cooper Museum of African and African American Art, Cambridge; The Beyond Borders Foundation, Edinburgh; and The Collection of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.
Provenance: Purchased in 2007; Private Collection, New York
Exhibitions: Mazarin Variations, January 20th-March 25th 2007
Literature: Peter Sacks Works / Oeuvres, 2003-2006, p. 33 illus.