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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    New York, Museum of Modern Art, Projects 79: Liam Gillick, Literally, September 25 – December 1, 2003

  • Catalogue Essay

    The sentence constituting the cube is a direct citation from Walden Two (1948), B.F. Skinner’s postwar vision of an autonomous, selfsuffcient commune. Skinner’s phrase “My step was light and I could feel the ball of each foot pushing the earth down from me as I walked” encapsulates a moment of revelation, a change of attitude, and a
    sudden belief in the workings of the commune that enabled Skinner’s protagonist “to feel the earth again.” This sentence functions as a rhetorical tool to stimulate an equally sincere engagement with our own surroundings.

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Literally

2003
aluminum letter forms on powder coated aluminum cube
96 x 96 x 96 in. (243.8 x 243.8 x 243.8 cm)

Estimate
$50,000 - 70,000 

Contemporary Art Day Sale

16 November 2012
New York