Komar and Melamid - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Ronald Feldman Fine Arts, Inc. New York

  • Exhibited

    Edinburgh, The Fruitmarket Gallery, August 10 - September 21, 1985; Oxford, Museum of Modern Art, Ocotber 6 - December 1, 1985, Komar & Melamid

  • Literature

    P. Wollen, ed., Komar & Melamid, Edinburgh, 1985, p. 45

  • Catalogue Essay

    Komar and Melamid actively deconstruct historical and art historical categories by mining and combining sources across temporal and geographical boundaries. The resulting pastiche of apparently disparate styles, images, and cultures reveals the fluid nature of the canonic narratives of history and art history, as they shift in response to the political, social, economic, and cultural agendas of various regimes. Their dialogic process invites the viewer's active consideration of these narratives, which, in combination with the artists' biting parodies of their original sources, results in art that is both thought-provoking and entertaining.


A Break at the Conference

Colour photograph and oil on canvas mounted on wooden panels.
13 1/2 x 39 in. (34.3 x 98.8 cm).

£20,000 - 30,000 ‡♠

Sold for £24,000

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm