Haim Steinbach - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 27, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sonnabend Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Indianapolis Museum of Modern Art; Akron Art Museum

  • Literature

    Richmond, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Power: Its Myths and Mores in American Art 1961-1991, September 1991 – July 1992, no. 72, pp. 81-82 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Over the past 20 years, New York based artist Haim Steinbach has continuously been fascinating the contemporary art market with his somewhat twisted sculptural installations. Often referred to as a contemporary Jeff Koons, Steinbach has to an extant devoted his art making to the consumer culture of the 80s, re-vamping pristine objects of desire to the mundane within a single art object. In Steinbach’s systematically arranged shelf pieces “each shelf is covered with a different surface, wood veneer, aluminium, and varying colours… The relationship between the shelves and the objects placed on them elevates items from everyday life, and invites the viewer to reassess the way in which the common place is experienced by all of us. The [shelf] arrangement[s] take mundane items from their usual context and allow them to be seen anew, as objects that have been designed with as much care as Steinbach has taken in deciding how to place them. All objects have equal value!” (T. Gilson, Haim Steinbach, 26 May, 1998)


Pink Accent

Two Schizoid masks, two chrome trash receptacles and four Alessi Tea Kettles on aluminium and wooden shelf.
139.7 x 279.4 x 58.7 cm. (55 x 110 x 23 1/2 in).
Signed and dated ‘Haim Steinbach 1987’ on the reverse.

£20,000 - 30,000 ‡♠

Sold for £72,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm