Jaume Plensa - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Monday, June 27, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    “In the beginning I used forged steel and cast iron, adopting an industrial technique for my sculptures. I was dreaming about the moment when the mountains were formed, the moment when everything was liquid and hot and suddenly started to cool, solidify, and take shape. For me, there’s a mythical element in the way fire transforms things into liquid. Something solid becomes liquid and then becomes an object again.”“I loved the physical aspect of text. I remember leafing through book and being puzzled that while I was looking at one page, the previous page had already disappeared although it had just become part of me. I dreamed about transforming letters into something physical. In my works, words and letters are lent weight and volume.”

    Jaume PlensaVancouver Biennale 2008


Tel Aviv man XVIII

Welded pressed steel.
198 x 92 x 100 cm (77 7/8 x 36 1/4 x 39 3/8 in).
This work is unique.

£80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for £121,250

Contemporary Art Day Sale

28 June