Fred Wilson - New Now New York Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • Exhibited

    Seattle Art Museum, Fred Wilson: The Museum: Mixed Metaphors, January 28 - June 13, 1993, pp. 28-29 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
    Baltimore, University of Maryland, Center for Art and Visual Culture; Saratoga Springs, Skidmore College, Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery; University of California Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive; University of Houston, Blaffer Gallery; Andover, Phillips Academy, Addison Gallery of American Art; Santa Monica Museum; New York, Studio Museum in Harlem; Chicago Cultural Center, Fred Wilson: Objects and Installations 1979-2000, October 11, 2001 - September 19, 2004, pp. 94-95, 157 (another example exhibited and illustrated with alternative title The Museum: Mixed Metaphors)

  • 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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Portrait of S.A.M.

each signed, numbered and dated "Fred Wilson 1993 4/5" and respectively titled on the reverse
chromogenic print, in 11 parts
each 16 x 16 in. (40.64 x 40.64 cm.)
Executed in 1993, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $20,000

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New Now

New York Auction 20 September 2016