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Philip Taaffe
Portal (Elegidia), 2019
Mixed media on canvas
100 1/4 x 52 7/8 inches
(254.6 x 134.3 cm)

Philip Taaffe was born in Elizabeth, New Jersey in 1955, and studied at the Cooper Union in New York. His first solo exhibition was in New York in 1982. Taaffe has traveled widely in the Middle East, India, South America, and Morocco. He has also lived and worked in Naples from 1988-91. He has been included in numerous museum exhibitions, including the Carnegie International, two Sydney Biennials, and three Whitney Biennials. Taaffe’s work is in numerous public collections, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Philadelphia Museum of Art; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; and Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid.

In 2000, the Institut Valencià d'Art Modern organized a retrospective of Taaffe’s work, and in 2004, the Galleria d’Arte Moderna in San Marino, Italy presented Carte annuvolate (Cloud Papers), a survey of paintings and drawings based on the artist’s explorations with floating pigments and the paper marbling process. In 2008, the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg organized a major retrospective of Taaffe’s work entitled The Life of Forms in Art: Paintings 1980-2008, which was accompanied by a publication by Hatje Cantz. In 2011, the Irish Museum of Modern Art presented Anima Mundi, a survey of thirty paintings from the decade 2000-2010. Some of Taaffe’s most recent solo exhibitions have been at Luhring Augustine in 2013 (Chelsea) and 2015 (Bushwick). In 2018, Lund Humphries published a monograph on Taaffe that examines his entire career over the past four decades. Philip Taaffe presently works and lives in West Cornwall, Connecticut.

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Philip Taaffe
Flowering Leaves, 2019
Mixed media on canvas
89 1/2 x 67 3/4 inches
(227.3 x 172.1 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Scriptorium II, 2019
Mixed media on canvas
64 1/4 x 88 1/2 inches
(163.2 x 224.8 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Interzonal Leaves, 2018
Mixed media on canvas
111 11/16 x 83 11/16 inches
(283.7 x 212.6 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Choir, 2015
Mixed media on canvas
141 1/4 x 110 3/4 inches
(358.8 x 281.3 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Glyphic Field, 2014
Mixed media on canvas
110 3/8 x 249 3/8 inches
(280.4 x 633.4 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Sardica II, 2013
Mixed media on canvas
55 1/2 x 80 inches
(140.97 x 203.2 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Artificial Paradise (Loculus), 2008
Mixed media on canvas
137 3/4 x 149 1/2 inches
(350 x 380 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Cape Vitus, 2006-07
Mixed media on linen
117 1/4 x 97 1/8 inches
(298 x 247 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Lizard Music, 2002
Oil pigment on linen
27 x 37 1/2 inches
(69 x 95 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Cobra Epiphany, 1996
Mixed media on canvas
46 x 64 inches
(116.8 x 162.6 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Inner City, 1993
Mixed media on linen
99 x 105 inches
(251.5 x 266.7 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Necromancer, 1989-90
Acrylic and cut-and-pasted paper on canvas
89 3/8 x 68 3/4 inches
(227 x 174.6 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Old Cairo, 1989
Monoprint on linen
91 x 67 3/4 inches
(231 x 172 cm)

Philip Taaffe
We Are Not Afraid, 1985
Mixed media on canvas
120 x 102 inches
(305 x 259 cm)

Philip Taaffe
Martyr Group, 1983
Mixed media on canvas
104 x 104 inches
(264 x 264 cm)

Contact

For more information, please contact Lauren Wittels at lauren@luhringaugustine.com.
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