RIMOWA x Daniel Arsham - 24/7 Hong Kong Monday, October 7, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    With a noteworthy career spanning over a decade, New-York based artist Daniel Arsham has established a name for himself that exceeds any niche or discipline, touching each end of the art world spectrum. In thought-provoking and eye-catching work, Arsham has masterminded a multidisciplinary practice that exists in between art, architecture, and performance. Unpacking the world we live in through a range of mediums, the one thread that ties his work together is that of inevitably - that objects in the present reflect ideas from the past, and are destined to be transformed by the future. Renown for creating ‘future relics’ in his practice, Arsham also explores dichotomies between reality and fiction, as well as destruction and creation.

    In collaboration with global premium luggage designer Rimowa, the editoned present lot revisits an iconic Rimowa case. Bringing it back from the archives in his work, Arsham reinvents the case as if it were unearthed from a future archaeological dig, despite being presented in pristine white.

    Arsham has been honoured with solo exhibitions around the world, including most recently at the HOW Art Museum, Shanghai (2019). The past couple of years have also seen Arsham exhibit at venues including Galerie Ron Mandos, Amsterdam (2019), as well as the Perrotin Gallery in New York (2018) and Tokyo (2018).

Property of a Private New York Collector


Eroded Attaché

hydrostone and glass sculpture with aluminum attaché case
sculpture: 20 x 29 x 9 cm. (7 7/8 x 11 3/8 x 3 1/2 in.)
attaché: 38 x 45 x 14 cm. (14 7/8 x 17 3/4 x 5 1/2 in.)

Executed in 2019, this work is number 103 from an edition of 500, and is accompanied by its original boxes with owner's manual, authenticity card and sticker, as well as a 5-year Rimowa Guarantee Certificate.

HK$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for HK$50,000

Contact Specialist

Delissa Putri Handoko
Head of Sale, 20th Century & Contemporary Art


Online Auction 9-18 October 2019