John McCracken - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    David Zwirner Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, David Zwirner Gallery, John McCracken: Sculpture, 3 May – 21 June, 1997

  • Catalogue Essay

    The unique quality of McCracken’s work is characterized by this capacity to relate to the physical world, and transcend it at the same time. The often bold and extreme colors for which his sculptures have become known, are heightened and denied at the same time by the sculpture’s reflective surfaces, that make the color, and with that the form, almost translucent, fluid and intangible. The sculptures then become mirrors to the physical world, as well as to the unknown world, and the outside forms seems to dissolve into the inner space of the work. This elusive and ambiguous quality becomes a pivotal theme to all his work, making his sculpture an extremely balanced and almost lyrical combination of opposites. (Taken from David Zwirner, NewYork press release for 1997 exhibition)




Polyester resin, fibreglass, plywood.

12.4 x 92.4 x 23.5 cm. (4 7/8 x 36 3/8 x 9 1/4 in).

Signed, titled and dated ‘STARLIGHT 93 John McCraken’ on the reverse.

£40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for £48,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

29 Feb 2008, 2pm