Heather Phillipson - Paddles On London Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Courtesy of the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    “There are metaphors everywhere.” - HEATHER PHILLIPSON

    PRIVATE PARTS PICTURES PRESENTS is composed of a single-channel video, A Is to D What E Is to H, inserted into an improbable seating sculpture. The seats are inhabitable, unstable fill-ins for tones and objects that seep out from the video – including car parts, body parts, a bisected bathtub, food, spud sacks, ball sacks, cardboard, and swinging garden furniture. Like entering the video, the installation constructs a 'grammar' of bodies and images which are then severed and redeployed, suspended, hand painted, retouched, and screwed together. There are metaphors everywhere.



HD video, metal swinging garden seat, spray painted car seats, painted card, acrylic bathtub, plastic clip, bath taps, spray painted table leg, paper potato sacks, bricks, speakers, speakers, watermelons, potatoes, mesh bags, electrical cord, bungee cords
garden seat 204 x 175 x 103 cm (80 3/8 x 68 7/8 x 40 1/2 in.)
seat in bathtub 115 x 82 x 70 cm (45 1/4 x 32 1/4 x 27 1/2 in.)
other elements, dimensions variable

This work is unique and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The HD video is an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£8,000 - 10,000 

Sold for £6,000

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Paddles On

London Auction 3 July 2014 7PM