Sherry Markovitz | Works on Paper

 


UNTITLED (donkeys), 1978
Graphite and colored pencil on paper
18 x 24 inches
$3,100





ENSA AND JAKEE, 1979
Gouache on paper
79.5 x 79.5 inches framed
$25,000



SNAKE CHARMER, 2009
Gouache and collage on mate paper
15.5 x 23 inches
$2,400



THE BOOTS ARE ON THE GROUND, 2001
Gouache on vellum
36 x 47 inches
$7,650 framed



PINK DRESS, 2004
Gouache on paper
24 x 36 inches
$8,150 framed


PROGRESSION, 2004
Gouache on rice paper
39 x 26 inches
$7,950 framed



WIDE AWAKE, 2004 Gouache on rice paper
56 x 29 inches
$8,150 framed


PRINCESS AND MENAGERIE, 2004
Gouache and foil on amate paper
15 x 23 inches
$3,500 framed



ROSE LOOKING ON, 2004
Gouache and foil papercut on paper
15 x 22 inches
$3,500 framed



DOUBLE VISION, 2004
Gouache on paper
45 x 72 inches
$7,000




ALL EYES, 2004
Gouache on rice paper
26.5 x 39 inches
$4,400


SOLITARY STUDY, 1984
Gouache on rice paper, 13 x 16 inches
$1,500.


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BACKS, 2000
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 31 x 42 inches $3,800. f




BIRTHDAY GUESTS, 2001
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 31 x 36.5 inches
$4,500.




CAT, DOG, ROCK, 2000
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 36 x 59 inches
$5,000. f
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FUZZY MEMORY, 2000
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 36 x 47 inches
$4,800. f
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HOLIDAY, 2001
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 42 x 46.5 inches
$4,800. f
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MECHANICS OF INTIMACY, 2000
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 36 x 53 inches
$4,800. f
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ALL MY LOVE, 2000
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 13 x 16 inches
$1,950. f




MEXICAN PUPPET WITH ITALIAN DRESS, 2000
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 36 x 52 inches $4,800. f



SADNESS IS OVERWHELMING, 2000
Watercolor, gouache, egg tempera on paper 19 x 24 inches
$2,700. f



TOMCAT, 2001
Watercolor, gouache and egg tempera on paper 36 x 47 inches
$4,800. f


Works on Wood Panels
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RED CROSS, 1988
Mixed media on wood 16 x 27.5 inches
$3,500. f



SHADOW DOLL, RESTORATION, 1997
Oil on metal and carved wood frame 20 x 25 inches
$3,500. f




SYLVIA WITH TORSO, 1986
Oil on wood 12.5 x 18.5 inches
$2,800. f



INHERITED DESIRE, 1986
Oil on metal and carved wood frame 23.5 x 25 inches
$3,500. f



JAMAICAN SOUVENIR, 1987
Oil on metal and carved wood frame 24 x 25 inches
$3,500. f


Currently, I am back to painting on paper. Images of female doll heads and bodies, stuffed animals, dresses, and iconic images such as Howdy Doody, Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snurd and Emmett Kelly. They refer to my earlier doll paintings, as well as trophy heads - being just heads. Executed in water-based media mixed with egg, the material allows for a sculptural dimension by a disregard for the sacredness of the paper by allowing for wrinkles, yet maintaining a tactile pleasure by building up a surface with thin layers of glazing. These paintings came out of a sense of urgency, as a dream poking through the unconscious to deliver a message.

The aspect of collective memory refers to something people of my generation all remember. For people of future generations these iconic images become collectibles. "Collectibles" does, in fact, refer to our collective memories. It is important that these works not be nostalgic or sentimental, but offer a departure point for all of us to remember as we face the future.

- Sherry Markovitz, 2001