Jaume Plensa - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, October 14, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Collector’s Digest


    •    Jaume Plensa has recently had a solo exhibition of new sculpture organised by Richard Gray Gallery at Gray Warehouse, Chicago (14 November 2020-9 January 2021). The exhibition included a bronze sculptural portrait of Rui Rui, the subject of the present work.


    •    The Spanish artist is one of the foremost sculptors creating public art today. He has projects installed across the globe including his iconic Crown Fountain (2004) in Chicago’s Millennium Park. 

    • Provenance

      Richard Gray Gallery, Chicago
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Chicago, Richard Gray Gallery, Jaume Plensa: Private Dreams, 12 June - 27 September 2014
      Davidson, North Carolina, Van Every/Smith Galleries, Davidson College, Jaume Plensa: Sculptures and Drawings, 23 October - 17 December 2014, pp. 2, 14 (another example exhibited and illustrated)
      Madrid, Museo Casa de la Moneda, Jaume Plensa: Matriz y Múltiple, 26 November 2015 - 3 March 2016, p. 100 (another example exhibited)


Rui Rui in Shanghai

incised with the artist’s monogram and number ‘2-5’ on the base
212.1 x 68.6 x 88.9 cm (83 1/2 x 27 x 35 in.)
Executed in 2014, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5.

Full Cataloguing

£180,000 - 280,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £289,800

Contact Specialist

Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Director, Head of Day Sale

20th Century & Contemporary Art

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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 October 2021