Elmgreen & Dragset - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 12, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Copenhagen

  • Exhibited

    Copenhagen, Statens Museum for Kunst, A Room Defined by Its Accessibility,23 June – 9 September 2001; Zurich, Kunsthalle Zurich, Taking Place, 10 November 2001 –20 January 2002

  • Literature

    A Room Defined by Its Accessibility, exh. cat., Copenhagen, Statens Museumfor Kunst, 2001, fig. 127 (illustrated); Taking Place, exh. cat., Zurich, Kunsthalle Zurich, 2001

  • Catalogue Essay

    Elmgreen & Dragset’s ongoing installation series Powerless Structuresexamines the functionality and meaning of space. Depot serves as aplayful intervention into the conventions of the ‘white cube’ gallery space.Typically injected with a sharp subversive humour, the structure and thespace it inhabits are rendered functionless.


Depot from the series Powerless Structures

MDF, wood, galvanized iron staircase, paint, hinges, door handle, and profile letters.
100 × 360 × 285 cm (39 3/8 × 141 3/4 × 112 1/4 in).
This work is unique and isaccompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artists.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,000

Contemporary Art Day Sale

13 October 2011