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Auction Description for Christie's: CONTEMPORARY ART

CONTEMPORARY ART

(36 Lots)

by Christie's


36 lots with images

February 6, 2002

8 King Street, St. James's

London, SW1Y 6QT United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 839 9060

Fax: +44 (0)207 839 1611

Email: info@christies.com

Alighiero e Boetti (1940-1994)

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Description: Cieli ad alta quota signed, titled, dated and dedicated 'Alighiero e Boetti, 1982, Cieli ad alta quota, A Sergio' (on the reverse of the first panel); each panel numbered consecutively '1 - 3' (on the reverse of each) red ballpoint pen on paper laid down on canvas; three panels each: 27 3/8 x 391/4in. (69.7 x 100cm.); overall: 82.5 x 391/4in. (209 x 100cm.) Executed in 1982. PROVENANCE Galleria Altair, Turin. Galleria Toselli, Milan.

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Dan Flavin (1933-1996)

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Description: Untitled (to Brad Gillaugh) red, pink and white fluorescent light height: 96in. (243.8cm.) Executed in 1970, this work is number three from an edition of five and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist. PROVENANCE Leo Castelli Gallery, New York. EXHIBITION New York, Leo Castelli Gallery, 'Untitled (to Barnett Newman) 1970', Nov. - Dec. 1970. NOTES "Electric light is just another instrument. I have no desire to contrive fantasies mediumistically or sociologically over it or beyond it. Future art and the lack of that would surely reduce such squandered speculations to silly trivia anyhow..." (Dan Flavin, 1966).

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Thomas Demand (B. 1964)

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Description: Paneel (Peg Board) C-print/Diasec 63 3/8 x 431/4in. (161 x 110cm.) Executed in 1996, this work is number one from an edition of five. PROVENANCE Galerie Peter Kilchmann, Zurich, where acquired by the present owner in 1996. LITERATURE 'Thomas Demand', Marienbad 1998 (another from the edition illustrated, unpaged). F. Bonami, R. Durand, F. Quentin, 'Thomas Demand', Paris 2000 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 99). A. Searle, 'Zieh den Tag in Zweifel', in: 'Parkett', No. 62, 2001 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 113). D. Sobel & L. Lerup (eds.), 'Thomas Demand', Aspen 2001 (another from the edition illustrated).

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Thomas Demand (B. 1964)

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Description: Studio signed, dated and numbered 'Thomas Demand, 1998, 5/6' (on the reverse) C-print/Diasec 72 x 1373/4in. (183 x 350cm.) Executed in 1997/1998, this work is number five from an edition of six. PROVENANCE Monika Sprth Galerie, Cologne, where acquired by the present owner in 1998. Museum Kppersmhle - Sammlung Grothe, Duisburg, on long-term loan through 2001. LITERATURE Margaret Sundell, 'Thomas Demand', in: 'Art Forum', Dec. 1998 (another from the edition illustrated, p. 126). B. Riemschneider and U. Grosenick (eds.), 'Art at the Turn of the Millennium', Cologne 1999 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, no. 1, p. 118). F. Bonami, R. Durand, F. Quentin, 'Thomas Demand', Paris 2000 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, p. 75). D. Sobel & L. Lerup (eds.), 'Thomas Demand', Aspen 2001 (another from the edition illustrated in colour). A. Ruby, 'Memoryscapes', in: 'Parkett', No. 62, 2001 (another from the edition illustrated in colour, pp. 128-129). EXHIBITION Zurich, Kunsthalle, 'Thomas Demand', March - May 1998 (illustrated in the catalogue in colour, unpaged). Bonn, Kunstmuseum, 'Grosse Illusionen. Thomas Demand, Andreas Gursky, Edward Ruscha', June - Aug. 1999. This exhibition travelled to Miami, Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, Oct. - Dec. 1999. Duisburg, Museum Kppersmhle - Sammlung Grothe, 'Photo und Papier', Feb. - June 2000 (illustrated in the catalogue in colour, p. 69). NOTES "I think photography is less about representing than constructing its objects." (T. Demand, in: B. Riemschneider and U. Grosenick (eds.), 'Art at the Turn of the Millennium', Cologne 1999, p. 118.).

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Thomas Ruff (B. 1958)

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Description: 21h 32m -60o signed, titled, dated and numbered 'Thomas Ruff, 21h 32m -60o, 1992, 1/2' (on the reverse) colour coupler print in artist frame 1013/4 x 731/4in. (258.4 x 186.1cm.) Executed in 1992, this work is number one from an edition of two plus one artist proof. This work is registered in the archives of the artist under the number STE4.12. PROVENANCE Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner. Neues Museum Weserburg, Bremen, on loan from the present owner through Sept. 2001. LITERATURE M. Winzen (ed.), 'Thomas Ruff. Fotografien 1979 - heute', Cologne 2001 (illustrated, no. STE4.12, p. 198).

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