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  • Provenance

    Private Collection (acquired directly from the artist)
    Phillips, New York, November 24, 2014, lot 83
    Acquired at the above sale by the present owner

  • Artist Biography

    Jose Dávila

    Mexican • 1974

    Jose Dávila was born in Guadalajara, Mexico in 1974, where he still lives and works. Formally trained as an architect, Dávila creates assemblages, installations and photographic works that probe the transitory nature and spatial occupation of physical structures. He references artists and architects such as Donald Judd, Mathias Goeritz and Sol LeWitt in his works, reappropriating modernist architectural principles and addressing the failure of their utopian premise. His works, often constructed out of painted wood, found objects and plastics resembling quasi-functional structures, are at once critiques of and homages to twentieth-century avant-garde artists and architects. His style and vocabulary is born of a deep wealth of allusions and imagery, both artistic and architectural.

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found cardboard boxes and soda bottle caps
each 6 3/4 x 22 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (17.1 x 57.2 x 48.9 cm)
installation dimensions 117 x 22 1/2 x 19 1/4 in. (297.2 x 57.2 x 48.9 cm)

Executed in 2007, this work is artist's proof 2 from an edition of 2 plus 2 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$22,000 - 28,000 

Sold for $47,880

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20th c. and Contemporary Art Day Sale - Afternoon Session

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