Description: We offer a series of oil paintings on panel from the year 2000 by Ellen Harvey, Fifteen Girls with the Same Face in the Same Place. The paintings are 10” x 8” housed together in a 31 ¼” x 41 ¼” maple tray or floater frame. These paintings are based on polaroids of women who were asked to stick out their tongues by the artist. The repetition of the pose and place with a quotidian Polaroid countered with the dutiful way that each portrait is rendered, subverts our expectations and creates a pleasant tension that many of Harvey’s works speak to. This work was to be included in a group show “Art Transplant: British Artists in New York” at the British Consul-General’s Residence in New York City that never took place due to the events of September 11th 2001.
We include the original sales receipt for $11,000 from De Chiara Stewart Gallery with purchase of this piece and exhibition catalogue from the cancelled show.
Ellen Harvey is a British-born artist living and working in Brooklyn. She is a 2016 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship in the Visual Arts and a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Program. She has exhibited extensively in the U.S. and internationally, and was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Solo exhibitions include “Metal Painting” at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia; “The Unloved” at the Groeninge Museum in Bruges, Belgium; “The Alien’s Guide to the Ruins of Washington DC” at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Washington DC; “The Nudist Museum” at the Bass Museum in Miami Beach; “Ruins are More Beautiful” at the Center for Contemporary Art in Warsaw, Poland; “Mirror” at the Pennsylvania Academy in Philadelphia; “A Whitney for the Whitney at Philip Morris” at the Whitney Museum at Altria in New York. Her work has been the subject of several books including New York Beautification Project, published by G. R. Miller & Co. in 2005; Mirror, published by the Pennsylvania Academy in 2006; Ellen Harvey: The Unloved, published by Hannibal in 2014; Ellen Harvey: Museum of Failure, published by G. R. Miller & Co. in 2015.
(Biography edited from the artist’s website)
Condition: Fine, untouched condition.