Ellen Gallagher - Contemporary Art Part II New York Thursday, May 17, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Twin Palms Press, Santa Fe; Private collection, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Created for the 2005 exhibition at the Freud Museum, London, Abu Simbel is a reworking of a photogravure made by Freud which hangs in his library. Gallagher’s version adorns the image with visuals from “race magazines, as well as bling bling crystals and the spaceship from Sun Ra’s epic film ‘Space’...resulting in what the artist describes as a ‘tricked out’,
    multi-directional flow from Freud to ancient Egypt to Run Ra to George Clinton’“ E.Williams, Profile: Ellen Gallagher, Contemporary Magazine


Abu Simbel

Photogravure, watercolor, colored pencil, varnish, pomade, plasticine, blue fur, gold leaf and crystals on paper.

24 1/2 x 35 1/2 in. (62.2 x 90.2 cm).
Signed, numbered of 25 and dated "Ellen Gallagher 2005-06" on the reverse. This work is unique from an edition of 25 similar works.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $14,400

Contemporary Art Part II

18 May 2007
10am & 2pm New York