Untitled (The Bachelors-'Cuirassier')

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  • Provenance

    Mary Boone Gallery, New York
    Sale: Sotheby’s, New York, Contemporary Art, May 6, 1997, lot 98
    Acquired from the above sale by the present owner
    Private collection, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Mary Boone Gallery, Sherrie Levine, Septemeber 9-October 14, 1989
    Brussels, Palais des Beaux-Arts, Selective Affinities, 1990

  • Literature

    R. Krauss, Sherrie Levine, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, 1989, p. 16, (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In 1989 the bachelor machine was there, waiting, to provide Sherrie Levine with a "way" to make sculpture. The Duchamp effect she needed was not that of the readymade, which describes relations among commodities, and between commodities and their consumers, but that of the bachelor machine, which invokes the connections between part-objects. And the malic molds, otherwise called the cemetary of uniforms and liveries, would provide these part-objects "readymade". The "way to make sculpture" would be to exhume them, to liberate them from the plane of The Large Glass, to cast them in three dimensions.”
    Rosalind Krauss, Bachelors, 1989.

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Untitled (The Bachelors-'Cuirassier')

1989
Frosted glass and vitrine.
Object: 12 1/4 x 5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (31.1 x 14 x 8.9 cm)
Vitrine: 69 x 20 x 20 in. (175.3 x 50.8 x 50.8 cm)

This work is unique.

Estimate
$100,000 - 150,000 

sold for $116,500

Contemporary Art Part II

8 November 2011
New York