Artwork by Paul Sharits,  Study for “Emergence”

Paul Sharits
Study for “Emergence”

coloured marker on paper
signed and dated 1975 lower right; titled lower left; inscribed with artist notations; unframed (matted)
17 x 21.75 ins ( 43.2 x 55.2 cms ) ( sheet )

Auction Estimate: $8,000.00$6,000.00 - $8,000.00

Price Realized $6,360.00
Sale date: November 30th 2021

Galerie A, Amsterdam
Private Collection, Toronto
Kristin M. Jones, ‘Paul Sharits’, “Frieze”, Issue 124, June 2, 2009 [online publication]
Initially trained as a visual artist, Paul Sharits would become associated with the avant-garde structural film movement. In his installations, he used multiple projectors, continuous looping and sound.

In “Study for ‘Emergence’” we see the artist working out an installation or “score” as described by Kristin M. Jones in her review of an exhibition at Greene Naftali Gallery: “...many of them intricate ‘scores’ for films Sharits made with coloured pencil or marker on graph paper – a method of composition that came naturally as he had studied music as a child, and one that reflected his preoccupation with bridging the boundaries between visual and aural modes of perception.”

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Paul Sharits
(1943 - 1993)