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  • “Around 2013 I felt the urgency to insert more of my personal story into the paintings as a woman and an artworker, and there was for me a sense of invisibility to my labour in the art world that I wanted to make more apparent. And I rewatched the sorcerer’s apprentice at that time, coincidentally, and there’s this wonderful scene where the brooms become possessed and are the lowly workers in this scenario and through their possession they take over and, in a way, conquer their oppressor, who is the sorcerer’s apprentice. I really sympathised with this broom figure and I found it to be an incredibly useful avatar and tool for the kind of conversations that I wanted to have about gender and work and presence.” — Emily Mae Smith




    • Provenance

      Simone Subal Gallery, New York
      Acquired from the above by the present owner


A Thousand Days

signed and dated 'Emily M Smith 2017' on the reverse
oil on linen
96.5 x 68.6 cm. (38 x 27 in.)
Painted in 2017.

Full Cataloguing

HK$600,000 - 900,000 

Sold for HK$4,410,000

Contact Specialist

Danielle So
Specialist, Head of Day Sale
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20th Century & Contemporary Art & Design Day Sale in Association with Poly Auction

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2021