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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    London, Mercer Street, David Breuer-Weil: Project 3, 2007

  • Literature

    B. Hanly, David Breuer-Weil: Project 3, London, 2007, p. 97 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot emphsises a philosophical element that is typical of Breuer-Weil's work. Hierarchy, a seminal work from the series Project 3, is expressive of the competitive nature of contemporary society as well as timeless themes. Discussing this particular work Breuer-Weil stated: "Images of ladders reflect human aspiration. They are about spiritual longing, but also about ambition and even greed. In one work many figures struggle to get to the top of their own ladders, it is a colossal effort. When a few eventually reach the top they look at one another in bewilderment, because none of them know what to do.” (B. Hanly, Project 3, London, 2007, p.66).

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Hierarchy

2004
Oil on canvas.
180 x 176 cm (70 7/8 x 69 1/4 in).
Signed and dated 'Bruer Weil 05 04' in upper right on canvas; titled and dated 'David Bruer-Weil Hierarchy May 2004' on the turnover edge.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £46,850

Contemporary Art Day Sale

14 October 2010
London