Marina Abramović - Photographs New York Monday, October 2, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

  • Literature

    The Museum of Modern Art, Marina Abramović: The Artist is Present, cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    Considered one of the pioneers of performance art, Marina Abramović has fashioned her body as both subject and medium throughout her career. Exhaustively investigating her physical and mental limits, Abramović delves into concepts of endurance, human interaction and transcendence. Abramović, like many performance artists, captures these ephemeral artworks through photography. Portrait with Firewood however, strays from Abramović’s traditional practice. Rather than documenting a particular performance, the image represents the daily arduous efforts of millions of women worldwide to provide life-sustaining fire for their homes. Abramović used the proceeds from the sale of this edition to support her groundbreaking retrospective ‘The Artist is Present’ at The Museum of Modern Art, New York in 2010.


Portrait with Firewood

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
39 1/4 x 39 1/4 in. (99.7 x 99.7 cm)
Overall 54 3/4 x 54 3/4 in. (139.1 x 139.1 cm)

Signed and dated in ink by the artist, printed title, date and number 19/30 on a certificate of authenticity accompanying the work.

$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $32,500

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New York 3 October 2017