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  • Provenance

    Luis Campana, Cologne

  • Catalogue Essay

    Known for architectural manipulations, Gregor Schneider's works all reveal an interest in the eeriness and beauty of death. As a young teenager Schneider began to join the theme of death with a heightened awareness of sexuality. The combination of these two themes is important to the present lot. The discovery of a man half covered in a bin bag with no identifying features is gruesome and reveals how "perversion and death are inextricably intertwined, as the viewer is not sure if this is a disturbing murder scene or sexual tableau." (C. Jordan, Dark Doubling, 28 April, 2008 taken from www.smothsonian.com)

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Man with Cock

2004
Cast rubber, expanding foam, garbage bag and clothing.
30 x 62 x 190 cm. (11 3/4 x 24 3/8 x 74 3/4 in).

Estimate
£40,000 - 60,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £49,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm
London