Liliana Porter - Latin America New York Wednesday, May 24, 2017 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    The objects I use in my work to create what I call 'situations' shape a varied ensemble that at first seems to consist entirely of toys. (…) I am attracted to the possibility of saying things through these inanimate objects that nonetheless seem to have inner life, or as if they were about to reveal something to us somehow.

    As in the animist relationship a child establishes with his toys, the works that emerge through the use of these objects require that the viewer allow himself to establish an open relationship with these characters. Here, I approach the theme of appearances, the theme of representation, which is the material with which I work. And all these considerations lead me to question and want to define the other aspect I do not entirely understand either, the concept of the real.

    Liliana Porter, Toy Ornaments, EXIT Magazine, 2007.

Sold to benefit FLORA ars+natura


Red with Them

signed, titled, dated and numbered "Red with them - 2005 - Liliana Porter - 5/5" on the reverse
cibachrome print
35 x 28 in. (88.9 x 71.1 cm)
Executed in 2005, this work is number 5 from an edition of 5.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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Latin America

New York Auction 24 May 2017