Jeppe Hein - Contemporary Art Day London Friday, February 12, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Johann König, Berlin

  • Exhibited

    Vienna, Galerie Krinzinger, Exportable Goods – Danish Art Now, 17 November 2006–7 March 2007; Munich, Galerie Rüdiger Schöttle, Dan Graham, Jeppe Hein: From Seriousness to Silliness, 9 July–9 August 2008

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot comprises a six-angled box mounted on a steel structure. On each of the six sides, a hole is cut out for the visitor to look into. Contrary to what instinct suggests, the viewers are not able to see through to the opposite hole. A mirror has, in fact, been placed diagonally inside the box, so that the viewer instead looks out of the holes on the left or right of him or her. This gives a sense of displacement for the viewer, who thus becomes aware of the limitations as well as the possibilities of the act of looking.


Field of Visions

Steel, paint and mirrorglass.
173 x 90 x 78 cm (68 1/8 x 35 1/2 x 30 3/4 in).
This work is from an edition of five plus two artist’s proofs and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.

£15,000 - 20,000 ‡ ♠

Contemporary Art Day

13 Feb 2010