Fred Wilson - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York

  • 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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Murano glass candlesticks, in 5 parts, water, food coloring
overall 15 1/4 x 23 5/8 x 23 5/8 in. (38.7 x 60 x 60 cm.)
each 15 1/4 x 5 3/8 x 7 3/8 in. (38.7 x 13.7 x 18.7 cm.)

This work is number 4 from an edition of 10.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Day Sale
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 12 November 2013 11AM