Daniel Arsham - 24/7 Hong Kong Monday, October 7, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    With a noteworthy career spanning over a decade, New-York based artist Daniel Arsham has established a name for himself that exceeds any niche or discipline, touching each end of the art world spectrum. In thought-provoking and eye-catching work, Arsham has masterminded a multidisciplinary practice that exists in between art, architecture, and performance. Unpacking the world we live in through a range of mediums, the one thread that ties his work together is that of inevitably - that objects in the present reflect ideas from the past, and are destined to be transformed by the future. Renown for creating ‘future relics’ in his practice, Arsham also explores dichotomies between reality and fiction, as well as destruction and creation.

    As part of his Future Relic series (2013-2018), the editioned present lot serves as an anthropological artefact, conceived by Arsham to signify an obsolete technology of the future, dystopian world. Mimicking the design of a vintage Casio Casiotone MT-500 keyboard, Arsham reinterprets the instrument in a state of disintegration, executed in plaster and crushed glass.

    Arsham has been honoured with solo exhibitions around the world, including most recently at the HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2019). The past couple of years have also seen Arsham exhibit at venues including Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (2019), as well as the Perrotin Gallery in New York (2018) and Tokyo (2018).

Property of a Private New York Collector


Future Relic 09 (Keyboard)

plaster and crushed glass
23.6 x 66.7 x 8.6 cm. (9 1/4 x 26 1/4 x 3 3/8 in.)
Executed in 2018, this work is number 496 from an edition of 500, and is accompanied by its original box and a pair of white art handling gloves.

HK$10,000 - 20,000 

Sold for HK$25,000

Contact Specialist

Delissa Putri Handoko
Head of Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


Online Auction 9-18 October 2019