Fred Wilson - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session New York Wednesday, November 16, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Private Collection (acquired from the above)
    Thence by descent to the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Metro Pictures, Panta Rhei–A Gallery of Ancient Classical Art, September 16–October 3, 1992

  • Literature

    Lois Nesbitt, "Fred Wilson," Artforum, vol. 31, no. 3, November 1992, p. 106

  • 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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Thoth/Hermes

partially titled "Hermes" on the reverse of the figure
plaster and metal with artificial stone
sculpture 12 x 8 x 7 in. (30.5 x 20.3 x 17.8 cm)
pedestal 45 x 8 x 8 in. (114.3 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)
overall 57 x 8 x 8 in. (144.8 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm)

Executed in 1992.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, Afternoon Session

New York Auction 16 November 2022