Molly Greene - Modern & Contemporary Art Day Sale Hong Kong Saturday, June 1, 2024 | Phillips
  • “Generally, when I start a body of work I have some loose constellation of ideas that I hold present in my mind, but I usually don’t fully understand why those things are important, only that they are. While in the process of making the paintings, things become clarified in some way, but I find it’s unhelpful to try to narrate what’s going on before most of the works are done. It’s early days right now and no dominant word has surfaced, but one of the things I’m thinking about is this passage in Gravity and Grace by Simone Weil: 'This world is a closed door. It is a barrier. And at the same time, it is the way through. Two prisoners whose cells adjoin communicate with each other by knocking on the wall. The wall is the thing that separates them but it is also their means of communication. It is the same with us and God. Every separation is a link.' Alongside that I’ve also been thinking about quantum computing—I certainly don’t fully understand how it works but there’s something beautiful and disturbing to me about that basic idea that entangled particles remain connected regardless of how far apart they’re separated, and that feels so related to the Weil passage.”
    — Molly Greene

    • Provenance

      Future Gallery, Berlin
      Acquired from the above by the present owner

    • Exhibited

      Berlin, Future Gallery, Imagining Reality II, 10 July - 11 September 2021




signed 'GREENE' on the overlap
acrylic on canvas
76 x 101.6 cm. (29 7/8 x 40 in.)
Painted in 2021.

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HK$70,000 - 100,000 

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Hong Kong Auction 1 June 2024