Carol Bove - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 29, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Galerie Koch, Hanover
    Private Collection, Germany

  • Exhibited

    Hamburg, Kunstverein, Formalismus: moderne Kunst, heute, 9 October 2004 - 9 January 2005, p. 34 (illustrated)
    Hanover, Galerie Koch, Carol Bove meets Zero, 24 September – 20 October 2016

  • Catalogue Essay

    Carol Bove’s Women in Venice delves into the political history of the Venice Biennale. The title of the exhibition alongside the royal blue cubist sculptures explicitly reference Alberto Giacometti who continually declined the invitation to represent Switzerland at the Biennale. He instead considered himself to be an international artist. Furthermore the sculptures relate to the physicality and materiality of Giacometti’s creative output. In keeping with this profound connection to Modernism, Ars Moriendo, 2004, aesthetically recalls the work of John Chamberlain, Tony Smith, Alexander Liberman and Anthony Caro while espousing a contemporary and feminine aesthetic.


Ars Moriendo

mirror on wood
91.5 x 91.5 x 5.5 cm (36 x 36 x 2 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2004, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed and dated by the artist.

£15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for £20,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 30 June 2017