Roni Horn - Contemporary Art Part II New York Tuesday, November 9, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Galerie Lelong, New York; Galleria Raffaella Cortese, Milan

  • Literature

    L. Neri, L. Cooke and T. de Duve, Roni Horn, Hong Kong, 2000, pp. 22-23 (illustrated); J. Gilbert-Rolfe, Roni Horn: Pair Objects I, II, III, Galerie Lelong, New York 2002

  • Catalogue Essay

    When developing three-dimensional work, I’ve always thoughts in terms of language as opposed to thinking visually. So even in the case of the sculpture Piece for Two Rooms, the initial idea came when I was reading a book and started to think about how you could take an episode and repeat it a hundred pages later. I thought of this originally as a publishing defect; then it became the same thing in two different places; then it became two different things… I think in terms of syntax if not quite of grammar; of phrasing, leitmotif, chorus – the tools of language structures- which then take a visual form in the work.
    (L. Neri, L. Cooke and T. de Duve, Roni Horn, Hong Kong, 2000, p. 23)


Pair Object VIa: For two locations in one Place


Solid forged copper (in two parts).

Diameter: 13 in. (33 cm) each.

This work is from an edition of three and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.

$120,000 - 180,000 

Sold for $146,500

Contemporary Art Part II

9 November 2010
New York