John Bock - Under the Influence New York Friday, September 23, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galeria Fortes Vilaça, Sao Paulo
    Sale: Phillips de Pury & Company, New York, Contemporary Art Part II, May 12, 2006, Lot 209
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    The work is comprised of a sculpture and a self-portrait of the artist.
    The self-portrait of John Bock is printed on paper and should be placed on a wall across from the tube's opening. The viewer/participant sits in the chair and places their head into a hole inside the fabric dummy. If you look right through the tube you see at the end of it Mount Everest, made of beans, and the face of John Bock himself, with a patch covering one of his eyes, that seems to look at the mountaineer as though he was a God observing everything from the heights.


Andrew Irvine

Wooden chair affixed to a pair of wooden skis, stuffed fabric dummy (representing Andrew Irvine), plastic tubing, beans and the artist's self-portrait.
Sculpture: 62 1/4 x 85 x 44 inches (158.1 x 215.9 x 111.8 cm); Installation dimensions vary.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$35,000 - 45,000 

Under the Influence

23 September 2011
New York