Diana Al-Hadid - New Now London Wednesday, December 5, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Video

    ‘Trace of a Fictional Third’ by Diana Al-Hadid

    Take a closer look at 'Trace of a Fictional Third,' a monumental sculpture by contemporary artist Diana Al-Hadid. This work is one of the highlights offered in this season's New Now auction in London.

  • Provenance

    Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Marianne Boesky Gallery, Lost Paradise, 7 July - 5 August 2011
    Virginia, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Trace of a Fictional Third, 10 March - 25 November 2012
    Greensboro North Carolina, Weatherspoon Art Museum, 8 February - 5 May 2013, pp. 22, 23, 32-35, 70, 72 (illustrated, p.22)

  • Literature

    Sightings: Diana Al-Hadid, exh. cat., Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, 2011, p. 13 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Due to the large and fragile nature of this work it will feature in a video broadcast during our pre-auction viewing and will not be available for physical inspection. The work will be offered and sold “unseen”. It will be available for collection after the auction from its current London storage location. The buyer will benefit from a limited 30 day cancellation right from the date of collection, in respect of any significant condition defects.


Trace of a Fictional Third

steel, polymer gypsum, wood, fiberglass and paint
304.8 x 609.6 x 396.2 cm (120 x 240 x 155 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2011.

£25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for £25,000

Contact Specialist
Simon Tovey
Head of Sale
+44 20 7318 4084

New Now

London Auction 5 December 2018