Erwin Wurm - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 15, 2023 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Art & Public, Geneva
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

  • Exhibited

    Aachen, Ludwig Forum für Internationale Kunst; Vienna, Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig; Hamburg, Deichtorhallen; Le Lieu unique, Nantes; Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Erwin Wurm: The Artist Who Swallowed the World, September 23, 2006–April 28, 2008, pp. 176–177 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Brussels, Maison Particulière, Icon(s), April 23–July 5, 2015 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Erwin Wurm, Cologne, 2009, pp. 166–167, 316 (another example illustrated, p. 167)
    Christian Bjone, Almost Nothing: 100 Artists Comment on the Work of Mies van der Rohe, Zurich, 2019, pp. 194–195 (another example illustrated, p. 195)
    Peter Marino, "Erwin Wurm Is Always Blowing Everything Out of Proportion," Interview Magazine, December 11, 2020, online (another example illustrated)
    Erwin Wurm: One Minute Forever, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, Belgrade, 2022, p. 162–163 (another example illustrated, p. 163)

Property from a Distinguished American Collection


Mies van der Rohe—melting

signed, numbered and dated "E Wurm 5/8 2005" on the underside
painted resin
43 1/4 x 28 3/4 x 36 1/4 in. (110 x 73 x 92 cm)
Executed in 2005, this work is number 5 from an edition of 8.

$30,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $53,340

Contact Specialist

Patrizia Koenig 
Specialist, Head of Sale, Afternoon Session
+1 212 940 1279 

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 15 November 2023