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Large Charcoal and Vermilion Pastel Drawing by John Monti


Stunning abstract composition by John Monti. John Monti (1957-) is one of the upcoming "undiscovered" artists of his generation. This piece, dated 1987, belongs to his early period. John Monti has exhibited regularly in New York since the mid-1980s. Against a fluctuating backdrop of stylistic convulsion he has single-mindedly pursued his own ideas. Monti's work is ingeniously devised and fabricated. His earliest wood sculptures, suggesting unlikely mergers of Constructivism and West African ethnographic objects, displayed joinery worthy of a piano builder or luthier. The artist's later, soft-edge Neo-Minimalist work--which hung off walls and flattened onto floors--recruited Industrial ingredients (rubber and fiberglass) and similarly pushed the inherent limits of its materials. His exhibition at Elizabeth Harris raised the technical bar. The scrupulous fabrication of the low-relief wall ensembles in this show approaches the perverse. Drawing from manufactured consumer products, the painstakingly handmade components are all but indistinguishable from machine-made objects.


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    Excellent. This piece is in excellent original condition..
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    H 55.5 in. x W 36 in. x D 2 in.

    H 140.97 cm x W 91.44 cm x D 5.08 cm

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    Los Angeles, CA
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