John McCracken - 20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale London Thursday, February 13, 2020 | Phillips
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    John McCracken, 'Flare', Lot 181

    20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale, 14 February

  • Provenance

    Lisson Gallery, London
    Private Collection, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    London, Lisson Gallery, John McCracken, 4 July - 24 August 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘I make real, physical forms, but they’re made out of color, which as a quality is at the outset abstract. I try to use color as if it were a material; I make a sculpture out of, say, “red”…So my interest in having a piece look not only conventionally physical, but also in the next moment having it look like it could be something imagines, almost a hallucination, is well served by using colour.’ John McCracken



incised with the artist's signature, title and date 'FLARE 2002 John McCracken' on the underside
polyester resin, fibreglass and plywood
235 x 36.2 x 9.5 cm (92 1/2 x 14 1/4 x 3 3/4 in.)
Executed in 2002.

£150,000 - 200,000 ‡♠

Sold for £200,000

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Tamila Kerimova
Specialist, Head of Day Sale, Director, 20th Century & Contemporary Art

44 20 7318 4065

20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale

London Auction 14 February 2020