Uppercase Insides

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tauba Auerbach’s fascination with typography and mathematical formula lends both an abstraction and elucidation to her voluble compositions. The resulting interplay between optical illusions and elements of language presents an innovative take on the balance between meaning and appearance in art. The idiomatically familiar and the intrinsically obscure are combined in a manner that questions the barriers between informative and artistic communication.

    In Uppercase Insides¸ the uncertainty created between the merging of symbol and letter exposes the malleability of language and the vast potentials of art. By infusing symbols with meaning the artist deconstructs established entities into their individual components. In this particular lot, the return to the origin is also reflected in the choice of colour palette that revels in simplicity. Similar to the binary system in the reluctance to ever reach grey from black and white, Auerbach celebrates the ingenuity of interactive and creative systems in their purest form.

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Uppercase Insides

2006
acrylic on wood panel
101.6 x 71.1 cm (40 x 27 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled and dated 'Tauba Auerbach "UPPERCASE INSIDES, I" 2006' on the reverse.

Estimate
£100,000 - 150,000 

sold for £122,500

Contact Specialist
Henry Highley
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Contemporary Art Day

London Auction 16 October 2014 2pm