Invader - Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale London Thursday, June 27, 2024 | Phillips
  • “Like the Space Invaders, the Rubik's Cube is a game from the 80's, made with colorful squares. The cube is a fascinating object because it is both very simple and very complicated. Did you know, for example, that there are more than 43 billion different possible combinations for a Rubik’s Cube? At the moment I use the Rubik's Cube like a painter uses painting. I like the idea that it was not made for that use, but that's working very well. I called that period ‘Rubikcubist’.”

    • Provenance

      Lazarides Gallery, London
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      London, Lazarides Gallery, Invader: Low Fidelity, 14 August-17 September 2009

    • Literature

      Malika Bauwens and Ian Scheffler, Rubikcubist Invader, London, 2022, no. 154, pp. 216, 424 (illustrated, p. 217)
      Malika Bauwens, 'Invader et ses mondes infinis dans une expo monumentale à Paris', Beaux Arts, 23 February 2024, online

Property of a Private Italian Collector



signed, titled and dated 'RUBIK THE BEST OF THE DOORS INVADER 009' on the reverse
Rubik's cubes on Perspex board
83.9 x 84 cm (33 x 33 1/8 in.)
Executed in 2009.

Full Cataloguing

£60,000 - 80,000 ‡♠

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Modern & Contemporary Art: Evening & Day Sale

London Auction 27 June 2024