Once There Was a Little Boy and Everything Turned Out Alright. THE END

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  • Provenance

    Metro Pictures, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 1987

  • Exhibited

    New York, Metro Pictures, It Remains to be Seen... Art by Design, January 17 - February 14, 1987 (another example exhibited)
    Vienna, Kunsthalle, Televisions, October 18, 2001 - January 6, 2002, p. 302 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 66-67)
    Basel, Museum für Gegenwartskunst, Louise Lawler and Others, May 15 - August 29, 2004 (another example exhibited)
    Columbus, Wexner Center for the Arts, Twice Untitled and Other Pictures (looking back), September 16 - December 31, 2006, p. 59 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 58, 109)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Louise Lawler: WHY PICTURES NOW, April 30 - July 30, 2017, pp. 57, 249 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 126)

  • Literature

    What is the Same - Louise Lawler: The Same and The Other in the Work of Louise Lawler, exh. cat., Maison de la culture et de la communication de Saint-Étienne, Saint-Étienne, 1986, p. 23 (another example illustrated)
    Douglas Crimp, Johannes Meinhardt and Louise Lawler, Louise Lawler: An Arrangement of Pictures, New York, 2000, p. 30 (another example illustrated)
    Helen Molesworth and Taylor Walsh, eds., October Files: Louise Lawler, Cambridge, 2013, p. 27 (another example illustrated)
    Louise Lawler: Adjusted, exh. cat., Museum Ludwig, Cologne, 2013, p. 187 (another example illustrated, pp. 126-127)

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Once There Was a Little Boy and Everything Turned Out Alright. THE END

printed with the title "Once there was a little boy and everything turned out alright. THE END" on the mat; further signed, numbered and erroneously dated "Louise A. Lawler 1986 3/5" on the reverse
gelatin silver print with printed text on mat
28 x 32 in. (71.1 x 81.3 cm.)
Executed in 1985, this work is number 3 from an edition of 5.

Another example from the edition is housed in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 

sold for $37,500

Contact Specialist
Rebekah Bowling
Head of Day Sale, Afternoon Session
New York
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20th Century & Contemporary Art Day Sale Afternoon Session

New York Auction 13 November 2019