Ryan Trecartin - Contemporary Art Day Sale London Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Elizabeth Dee, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, Royal Academy of Arts, USA Today- New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, 6 October - 4 November 2006

  • Literature

    USA Today- New American Art from the Saatchi Gallery, published by the Royal Academy of Arts, 2006, p 367
    The Shape of Things to Come, Saatchi Gallery, published by Jonathan Cape 2009, p 86

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made with Jesse Greenberg, Mango Lady was originally shown in Ryan Trecartin’s exhibition I Smell Pregnant, a vast multi-room installation incorporating painting, video, and sculpture as a 3 dimensional ‘set’ and ‘narrative’ rolled into one. Deliciously scabby, her entire body is plated in dried fruit. Conceiving his installations as a series of potentials rather than faits accomplis, Trecartin’s work openly shares the processes of its making, each piece relating to the next, forming a free-flow dialogue of strategies, approaches, and ideas. His figurative sculptures act as ‘anchors’ within his shows, creating relationships and conversations with each other, and providing recognisable ‘bridges’ between the viewer and the other work in the gallery. Posited between the familiar and the completely surreal, each sculpture conveys a character or ‘type’ specially cast for the scene.


Mango Lady

dried fruit, adhesive, mixed media
98 x 75.1 x 50 cm (38 5/8 x 29 5/8 x 19 5/8 in.)

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £18,750

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Contemporary Art Day Sale

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