Sarah Awad

MANGO, MUSTARD, SAFFRON SUNLIGHT (WHEN I SAY YELLOW)

2022
oil and vinyl on canvas
60 x 48 inches

In her paintings, LA-based Sarah Awad purposefully blends the divide between the background of a painting and the person depicted. From her abstract composition made with a variety of paint applications, Awad teases out the anatomy of three women. Like abstract masters and her influences Richard Diebenkorn and Henri Matisse, the color and paint application take priority over the figures. Faces, arms, and torsos are differentiated with blocks of tan, gold, and light blue, though the artist also uses these bold gestures to break apart much of their form. The nude women within the frames exhibit an intimacy with each other, a theme the artist focused on in her 2021 series looking at the isolation of the last few years. Awad’s work has been part of numerous group and solo exhibition in the US, and her work is in the collection of the Dallas Museum of Art.

estimated retail value: $14,000
The TWO x TWO AUCTION will take place at The Rachofsky House on Saturday, October 22, 2022. Absentee bids must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 21, 2022.

If you are unable to attend TWO x TWO for AIDS and Art on Saturday, October 22, and would like to place a bid on a live or silent auction lot, you may complete the appropriate absentee bidding fields below. A TWO x TWO auction representative can bid on your behalf up to your pre-set maximum bid. If the work is part of the live auction, you may also be on the phone with an auction representative to place your bids during the live auction.
  • Please select one of these options:
  • Do you agree to the terms of CONDITIONS OF SALE?
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.