Claudia di Gallo - Under the Influence New York Friday, September 23, 2011 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Martina Detterer Galerie, Frankfurt

  • Exhibited

    Kunstmuseum Luzern, Urs Fischer Claudia Di Gallo Ugo Rondinone Markus Schwander, October 2 - November 22, 1992, p. 13 (illustrated)

  • Literature

    M. Schwander, Urs Fischer Claudia Di Gallo Ugo Rondinone Markus Schwander, Luzern, 1992, p. 13 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The German title “Lager” stands for storage, camp or a place to sleep. The bed is covered with fragments of dreams and nightmares, indecipherable through the many layers, witnessing a part of a human being’s personal history. The idea to create an image of an optical interference relates to man and the relationship to his/her subconscious when the exchange with the conscious mind does not interconnect. The subconscious transmits information in the form of dreams, the conscious mind reconstructs them (by transcription). The content of the words are understood morphologically but not idiomatically, in other words, the signals do not come through. The conscious and the subconscious are disconnected and disable the person to act. The sanitary bed is used as a metaphor for a pathological situation: the “patient” is confined to bed. – Claudia Di Gallo

    (Claudia Di Gallo, Artist’s Statement, Martina Detterer Galerie, Frankfurt 1992)



Lot offered with No Reserve


Screenprint on medical bed.
36 x 74 x 28 in. (91.4 x 188 x 71.1 cm)

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $500

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York