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  • “The thing with viewers, I never have a thing I’m trying to put upon anyone. I think that’s the job of the viewer, to figure out what they want to get out of it. Once it leaves, once I’ve made the thing, it’s not really mine anymore...I mean like in the sense that I like to relinquish control over it. I made it, it’s done, now it’s for people to look at and see what they want to see. Whenever anyone asks me if it’s this or that, I just don’t say anything, because I don’t want to inform it any more than I already in the studio.” — Eddie Martinez


    Eddie Martinez Whistles While He Works, 2012

    Courtesy Art21

    • Provenance

      ZieherSmith, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner



signed with the artist's initials 'EM' centre; signed 'E. MARTINEZ' lower right; signed 'E. MARTINEZ' on the reverse
oil and spray paint on canvas
152.4 x 182.8 cm. (60 x 71 7/8 in.)
Executed in 2009.

Full Cataloguing

HK$1,200,000 - 2,200,000 

Sold for HK$1,512,000

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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021