Sale IT215 Lot 1005
PETER SACKS (SOUTH AFRICAN/AMERICAN, 1950-)
Triptych mixed media on canvas: 57 1/2 x 45 in. (each)
Verso inscribed with title on canvas: Africa / Continental Drift 3/3
Note: In a New Yorker article devoted to Sacks's work: "The paintings are "ravishingly beautiful," Glenn Lowry, the director of the Museum of Modern Art, says, and â€œglobal, in the best sense of the word. Their sweep, from history to literature to world events, is astounding." (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 from the artist; Private Collection, New York
Literature: Peter Sacks Works / Oeuvres, 2003-2006, p. 36 illus.