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  • Provenance

    Marian Goodman Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Juan Muñoz’s ‘Blotter Figure’ are nearly life size, abstracted sculptures made of grey painted resin. The figures are covered head to toe in what seems to be a quilted lead-gray cloth (like a type of fencing costume). Theyare remarkably expressive. The ghostly figures strike various animated poses, and there is a sense of theatricality that permeates the work. One of them holds a long stick; it suggests a blind man. Another, leaning against the wall, holds a silvery, mechanized globe. Apparently mesmerized by the spinning orb, this otherworldly creature might be a stand-in for the artist himself. One can imagine him, like a character in a Borges story, as a denizen of a parallel universe contemplating yet another alternate reality. D. Ebony, ‘David Ebony’s Top Ten’ in Art in America, October, 2002

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Blotter Figures: Spinning Ball

1999
Polyester resin, aluminium ball.
Each: 160 x 53.3 x 61 cm. (63 x 21 x 24 in).

Estimate
£250,000 - 350,000 

Sold for £288,500

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

28 Feb 2008, 7pm
London