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  • Provenance

    Leo Castelli Gallery, New York; Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay


    I think everyone brings their own signature and personality into their work, even if they’re making replicas. I’ve always seen it as wedges of a pie that fit together in a general reaction to the times. My work is perhaps an extreme example of this strain of art which references other art because it directly mirrors the image, scale, and materials of the original. Whatever differences appear in my work are a consequence of my working method and not an attempt at projecting a personal style.
     
    (Mike Bidlo talks to Robert Rosenblum,’"80s Then", ArtForum, April 2003)

82

Ma jolie (Woman with a Zither or Guitar)

1987
Oil on canvas.
39 1/4 x 25 7/8 in. (99.7 x 65.7 cm).
Signed and dated "Bidlo 1987" on the reverse.

Estimate
$25,000 - 35,000 

Sold for $35,000

80s

17 December 2010
New York