L’oeuf

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the Artist and Xavier Hufkens, Brussels

  • Catalogue Essay

    Canadian artist David Altmejd currently lives and works in New York. He completed a BA in Fine Art at UQAM in Montreal before undertaking an MFA at Columbia University in New York. For Altmejd, the process of making is paramount – he is interested in how the act of constructing an object and defying traditional material conventions generates meaning. Altmejd’s new bronze figures can be seen as evolutions of his ongoing series known as Bodybuilders. Originally modelled in plaster, the figures are scarred by the fissures torn through the plaster by the artist’s fingers and lean more towards the feminine, as evidenced by anatomical detail or attributes such as high-heeled shoes.

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L’oeuf

incised with the title "L’oeuf" on the top of the base; further incised with the signature and number and stamped with the foundry mark "David Altmejd 2/3" on the reverse of the base
bronze, white paint, and optional concrete pedestal
sculpture 66 1/8 x 16 3/4 x 17 3/8 in. (168 x 42.5 x 44 cm.)
pedestal 6 x 28 x 28 in. (15.2 x 71.1 x 71.1 cm.)

Executed in 2016, this work is number 2 from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

Estimate
$80,000 - 120,000 

sold for $198,000

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Sam Mansour
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Art for One Drop

New York Charity Auction 21 September 2018