Roni Horn - Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection New York Thursday, October 7, 2021 | Phillips
  • Roni Horn’s multidisciplinary work includes drawings, sculptures, photographs and prints, and regularly explores the fluidity of nature, identity and experience. For Still Water (The River Thames, for Example), Horn photographed the river’s surface with her camera mounted atop a tugboat, capturing, what she called, the “perpetual wilderness” of the river as it flows through southern England and the city of London. The conceptual nature of these seemingly simple seascapes becomes evident when a closer examination reveals numbers on the images that correspond to text descriptions in the lower margins. These notes call out specific details in the water, elements that, by the very nature of her subject, are in a constant state of flux. Engaging with these images thus becomes an act of never-ending discovery which each viewer approaches in their own unique way.

    Other prints from this series are in the collections of Tate, London, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

    • Provenance

      Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

    • Literature

      Glenstone Museum, Roni Horn, Volume II, pp. 56 (Image H), 57, 60-61 (Image N)

Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection


Still Water (The River Thames, for Example): Images G, H, and N

Three offset lithographs.
Each 30 x 41 1/4 in. (76.2 x 104.8 cm)
One signed and annotated 'N' in pencil on the verso. Each from an edition of 7 plus 5 artist proofs.

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$20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $23,940

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Reframing Beauty: A Private Seattle Collection

New York Auction 7 October 2021