Cleaning the Drapes, from the series "Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful"

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  • Provenance

    Gorney Bravin + Lee, New York
    Acquired from the above by the present owner

  • Exhibited

    Birmingham, Ikon Gallery; Lyon-Villeurbanne, Institut d'Art Contemporain; Vienna, Generali Foundation; Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona; New York, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Martha Rosler: Positions in the Life World, December 5, 1998 - October 18, 2000, p. 295 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 20)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Open Ends, September 28, 2000 - March 4, 2001 (another example exhibited)
    Rennes, Galerie Art & Essai, Martha Rosler, sur-sous le pavé, March 16 - April 21, 2006, pp. 426-427, 491 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 387)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Photography Collection: Rotation 4, December 15, 2006 - July 16, 2007 (another example exhibited)
    Santiago de Compostela, Centro Galego de Arte Contemporánea, Gender Battle, September 13 - December 9, 2007, p. 353 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 238)
    Granada, Centro José Guerrero, Martha Rosler: the House, the Street, the Kitchen, January 29 - April 12, 2009, p. 48 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 53)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, Pictures by Women: A History of Modern Photography, May 7, 2010 - April 18, 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Galleria Civica d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Torino, Martha Rosler. AS IF, October 24, 2010 - January 30, 2011 (another example exhibited)
    Santa Ana, Orange County Museum of Art; The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, State of Mind: New California Art circa 1970, October 9, 2011 - June 17, 2012, pl. 3.14, p. 268 (another example exhibited and illustrated, p. 212)
    New York, The Museum of Modern Art, The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook, April 16, 2012 - April 29, 2013 (another example exhibited)
    Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Homebodies, June 29 - October 13, 2013 (another example exhibited)
    Seattle Art Museum, Martha Rosler: Below the Surface, December 19, 2015 - July 4, 2016 (another example exhibited)
    Washington, D.C., National Gallery of Art, Intersections: Photographs and Videos from the National Gallery of Art and the Corcoran Gallery of Art, May 29, 2016 - January 2, 2017 (another example exhibited)
    Kochi-Muziris Biennale, Possibilities for a Non-Alienated Life, December 12, 2018 - March 29, 2019 (another example exhibited)
    Washington, D.C., Smithsonian American Art Museum; Minneapolis Institute of Art, Artists Respond: American Art and the Vietnam War, 1965-1975, March 15, 2019 - January 5, 2020, pp. 349, 390 (another example exhibited and illustrated, pp. 34, 96)

  • Literature

    Martha Rosler, Decoys and Disruptions: Selected Writings, 1975-2001, Cambridge, 2004, p. 384 (another example illustrated)
    Martha Rosler: Passionate Signals, exh. cat., Sprengel Museum Hannover, Hannover, 2005, p. 259 (another example illustrated)
    José Berardo, Banco Espírito Santo Collection, The Present: An Infinite Dimension, Lisbon, 2008, p. 415 (another example illustrated, p. 305)
    Martha Rosler: Virtual Minefield, exh. cat., Location One, New York, 2012, p. 21 (another example illustrated)
    James Voorhies, Beyond objecthood: the exhibition as a critical form since 1968, Cambridge, 2017, p. 143 (another example illustrated, p. 145)

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Cleaning the Drapes, from the series "Bringing the War Home: House Beautiful"

signed "Martha Rosler" on the reverse
photomontage printed as color photograph
20 x 24 in. (50.8 x 61 cm.)
Executed in 1969-72, this work is number 7 from an edition of 10.

Other examples from the edition are housed in the permanent collections of The Museum of Modern Art, New York, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C. and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $45,000

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

New York Auction 13 November 2019