As the title suggests, this etching by American artist Elizabeth Peyton is a still life arrangement of a vase of flowers in full bloom and a book connected with the Ballets Russes founder Sergei Diaghilev. Also present on the book’s cover is the name Boris Kochno, a dancer, friend, collaborator and lover of Diaghilev. Inspired by poetry, literature, interiors and photographs, this edition was based on a work from Peyton’s solo exhibition at IMMA in 2009
Born in 1965 in Danbury, Connecticut, USA, Peyton lives and works in New York. Solo exhibitions include the Royal Academy, London, 2002; Sadie Coles HQ, London, 2005; neugerriemschneider, Berlin, 2006; Aldrich Museum of Art, Connecticut, 2008 and Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York, 2008. A major retrospective of her work, Live Forever: Elizabeth Peyton, was shown at the New Museum in New York in 2008 / 09 and toured to Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and Bonnefantenmuseum, Maastricht. Group exhibitions include Dear Painter, Paint For Me, Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, 2002; Contemporary Painting, curated by artist Alex Katz for Colby College Museum of Art, Maine and the Whitney Biennial, New York in 2004; Getting Emotional, ICA Boston, 2005 and The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery, London, 2007.
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Flowers Diaghilev, 2009
- Etching in black ink on magnani pescia paper
- Signed and numbered
- 30.8 x 22.8 cm
- Signed and numbered by artist
- Edition of 30
- Printed by Two Palms Press, New York
- €1500 full price