Bernar Venet - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session New York Thursday, November 18, 2021 | Phillips

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  • "I'm constantly putting art into question. By taking risks, you end up with something to show."
    —Bernar Venet

    Bernar Venet. Photo by Didier Baverel/WireImage/Getty Images


    Please note that this Lot is being offered for sale in situ. Any prospective bidders interested in viewing the Lot prior to bidding should contact Ariel Fishman at to schedule a visit to the Lot, which is located in Colorado.


    The successful bidder for this Lot will be responsible for all costs associated with removing the Lot from its current location and transporting it to their custody, and the bidder must use the rigging company identified by the Lot’s seller.  Phillips can provide prospective bidders with a quotation for the cost of removing and shipping the Lot, but the cost of shipping will depend on the Lot’s ultimate destination.  The successful bidder must also provide insurance coverage for the Lot from the time the riggers begin removal of the Lot until the Lot is delivered to the bidder.

    • Provenance

      Scott White Contemporary Art, Inc., San Diego
      Acquired from the above by the present owner in July 2008

    • Literature

      Bernard Marcelis, Bernar Venet: Œuvre sculpté, Arsenale Novissimo, Biennale de Venise, Paris, 2009, pp. 86–87 (illustrated)

Property from a Prominent American Collection


221.5° Arc x 15

stamped with the title "221.5° ARC x 15" along the bottom of left element
Corten steel, in 2 parts
136 x 264 x 168 in. (345.4 x 670.6 x 426.7 cm)
Executed in 2007, this work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist and is included in the artist's archives under inventory number bv07s17.

Full Cataloguing

$400,000 - 600,000 

Sold for $877,000

Contact Specialist

John McCord
Head of Day Sale, Morning Session, New York
+1 212 940 1261

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale - Morning Session

New York Auction 18 November 2021