Franz West - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, March 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Gagosian Gallery, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007

  • Exhibited

    New York, Gagosian Gallery, Franz West. Passstücke, 18 March - 26 April 2008, no. 12, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    'West’s work always requires completion by a receptive opposite; they only fulfil their function when someone actively interacts with them. The possibility of the beholder’s participation is thus always provided for, and the artist considers the manifold, individual reactions to the incentives given by the works as integral components of his art.’ Eva Badura-Triska in, Franz West. Early Work, exh. cat., Zwirner & Wirth, New York, 2004, p. 1).



polyester, gauze, plaster and dispersion
46 x 73 x 44 cm (18 1/8 x 28 3/4 x 17 3/8 in.)
Executed circa 1980, this sculpture was produced by Franz West and painted by Eugenia Rochas.

£40,000 - 60,000 ‡♠

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 8 March 2019