Piotr Uklański - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 11, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris
    Private collection, Europe

  • Catalogue Essay

    In every instance Uklanski is playing on his images' ambiguous function as symbolic currency. He likes to test people. He knows that his works will signify differently across contexts, that their reception as transparent signs is nothing but volatile. Indeed, the audience’s ability to apprehend or misapprehend transparency is the crux of this work. Uklanski’s cynicism is entirely strategic: the homage to art history is turned into a movie poster. Crayon shavings witness an aftermath of art making, the product of which might mean nothing or anything.
    (B. Simpson, “Piotr Uklanski”, Frieze, Issue 59, May 2001)


Untitled (Morvarid)

pencil shavings in gilded frame
40 1/2 x 60 x 1 1/4 in. (102.9 x 152.4 x 3.2 cm)
Signed, titled, and dated "Untitled (Morvarid), 2009, P.U." on the reverse.

$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for $218,500

Contemporary Art Day Sale

Contemporary Art Day
11 May 2012
New York