Juan Muñoz - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galería Fúcares, Madrid

  • Exhibited

    Almagro,Galeria Fúcares, Muñoz,1986

  • Catalogue Essay

    Muñoz's sculpture both tests the nature of reality and brings a poetic element to the post-Minimal art of his time. In the present work, the artist combines in a surreal manner the elements from daily life, such as a bucket and stairs, to create an illusion of potentially habitable space within a space that is otherwise alien. Space was a fundamental concept for Muñoz: "Architecture and sculpture begin and end in their concern with space. Inhabited space, uninhabited, or to-be-inhabited space; even space as a metaphor" (S. Wagstaff, Juan Muñoz: A Retrospective, London, 2008, p. 96). Unlike the Minimalist artists who advocate Frank Stella's famous dictum, "What you see is what you see", Muñoz emphasizes his love of playing games with the spectator: "What you see is not what it seems to be" (ibid.).



Height: 100.4 cm (39 1/2 in); diameter: upper edge 43 cm (16 7/8 in), lower
edge: 36 cm (14 1/4 in).

£30,000 - 40,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

30 June 2010