Anna Barriball - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Frith Street Gallery, London

  • Exhibited

    Netherlands, De Hallen Haarlem, Lunar Distance, 12 September - 29 November 2009
    Milton Keynes, MK Gallery, Anna Barriball, 30 September - 27 November 2011
    London, The Saatchi Gallery, Newspeak: British Art Now II, 27 October - 30 April 2011
    Edinburgh, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Anna Barriball, 20 January - 01 April 2012

  • Literature

    Newspeak: British Art Now, Exh. Cat., The Saatchi Gallery, 2010, pg. 23

  • Catalogue Essay

    Anna Barriball's works convey an intimacy with the overly familiar. She smothers the surfaces of everyday objects so they become seductively sinister husks of their former selves. Made by placing a large piece of paper over a door, and rubbing it with a pencil, Door is a drawing that assumes the qualities of a sculpture. Its burnished graphite surface captures every subtle detail of the original object, while the paper warps and fluxes through repetitive handling to gain a solidity of its own. Central to Barriball’s practice is the time and effort involved in the making; her process formulates as poetic meditation, finding a delicate fascination in the mundane and overlooked.



pencil on paper
208.4 x 87.9 x 6 cm. (82 x 34 5/8 x 2 3/8 in.)

£7,000 - 9,000 ♠ †

Sold for £16,250

Contact Specialist
George O’Dell
Head of Day Sale
+44 207 318 4093

Contemporary Art Day Sale

London 28 June 2013 2pm