Gedi Sibony - Contemporary Day Sale London Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Modern Art, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2009

  • Exhibited

    London, Saatchi Gallery, Abstract America: New Painting and Sculpture, 29 May 2009- 17 January 2010
    London, Modern Art, The Actuality of the Idea, 18 April- 16 May 2009

  • Literature

    History of the Saatchi Gallery, Booth-Clibborn Editions, 2011, p. 760

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sibony’s Untitled is a monumental assemblage of plastic wrapping and packing tape. Its overwhelming scale magnifies its fragile physicality, making its precarious presence simultaneously awesome and embarrassed. At first glance Sibony’s piece seems happenstance, as if the packaging of a work had been hung, rather than the work itself. The brown tape however, forms a rough image of a canvas on an easel; sketched out on the clear tarpaulin, Sibony’s witty conceptual game challenges expectations of perception and demythologises the processes behind art production – from the laborious work in the studio to final exhibition - making the creative methodology quite literally transparent.



plastic sheet, packing tape, ink
290 x 183 cm (114 1/8 x 72 in.)

£10,000 - 15,000 

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Contemporary Day Sale

London Auction 3 July 2014 2PM