Mona Hatoum - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Saturday, June 28, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Alexander and Bonnin, New York

  • Exhibited

    New York, Alexander and Bonnin, Still and Paul Etienne Lincoln: Equestrian Opulators, 7 December, 2000 – 20 January, 2001; Massachusetts, MASS MOCA, Mona Hatoum, 17 March – 31 October, 2001; New York, The Hudson Valley Centre for Contemporary Art, Repetition, June. 2004 – January, 2005; New York, Zwirner & Wirth, Contemporary Scullpture, 14 September – 14 October, 2006

  • Catalogue Essay

    Based in London, born in Lebanon with Palestinian roots, Mona Hatoum's eclectic background have contributed to her poetic and political oeuvre. Her works realise a diverse and often unconventional range of media, including installations, sculpture, video, photography and works on paper. Confronting both a cultural aspect on a personal as well as a collective level, her works are those of struggle and survival, passion and creation. Hatoum started her career making visceral performance art in the 1980s that focused with great intensity on the body. Since the beginning of the 1990s, however, her work moved increasingly towards large-scale installations that aimed to engage the viewer in conflicting emotions of desire and revulsion, fear and fascination.


Balancoire en Fer

Two swings comprised of stainless steel and link chains.
206 x 137 x 50 cm. (81 1/8 x 54 x 19 5/8 in).
This work is from an edition of three.

£40,000 - 50,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £43,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

29 June 2008, 5pm