Neverland

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  • Description

    An important early work in the boundary-pushing, multimedia artist’s body of work, Jordan Wolfson’s Neverland is a four-minute video of footage taken from Michael Jackson’s 1993 “Live from the Neverland Ranch” broadcast from which everything is erased besides Jackson’s eyes, arguably the only non-artificial element of his face. By covering the remaining image with a monochrome cream color matched from a pixel of his nose, Wolfson requires the viewer to derive a narrative from the expressive eyes that act as a window into Jackson’s soul. The inclusion of water, which serves as the unsettlingly serene soundtrack of this piece, is a common theme which the artist continues to explore.

  • Provenance

    Perry Rubenstein Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2006

  • Exhibited

    Oslo, 0047, Come Into the Open, March 2 - April 11, 2007 (another example exhibited)
    Dusseldorf, Schmela Haus, Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen, Jordan Wolfson, September 8, 2011 - January 15, 2012, pp. 26-36 (another example illustrated and exhibited)

  • Literature

    Ashley Rawlings, "Interview with Jordan Wolfson", Tokyo Art Beat, September 30, 2006, online (another example illustrated)
    Seamus Duff, "Jordan Wolfson", Wonderland, September 24, 2009, online

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Property from a Private Collection, Miami

Neverland

video, duration: 4 minutes
Executed in 2001, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $18,750

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Sale
New York
+ 1 212 940 1250

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New York Auction 19 September 2017