Fred Wilson - 20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Thursday, July 2, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    PaceWildenstein, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Fred Wilson

    American • 1954

    For over three decades, conceptual artist Fred Wilson has drawn our attention to objects and cultural symbols as he brilliantly deconstructs social and historical narratives regarding art, culture and race. Wilson is perhaps best known for his 1992 landmark exhibition Mining the Museum, in which he created provocative tableaux by selecting and arranging objects from the collection of the Maryland Historical Society to confront politics of erasure and exclusion. In tandem with his project of creating site-specific installations as a form of institutional critique, Wilson also uses pre-existing objects as a springboard for new work to explore the role of creating and shaping meaning.

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Drip Droop

blown glass, in 3 parts
smallest 14 3/4 x 4 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. (37.5 x 10.8 x 7 cm)
largest 20 1/2 x 5 x 3 3/8 in. (52.1 x 12.7 x 8.6 cm)
installation dimensions 44 1/2 x 12 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. (113 x 31.8 x 8.9 cm)

Executed in 2006, this work is unique.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $13,750

Contact Specialist

Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York

1 212 940 1250

20th c. & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 2 July 2020