Sarah Sze - New Now New York Tuesday, September 19, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Description

    Sarah Sze’s Cyan Rock belongs to the artist’s Stone Series, begun in 2013 when the works were first exhibited at the Venice Biennale that year as a part of her multi-room installation, Triple Point. Each of the Stone Series works is composed of real stones found in nature alongside beautifully fashioned aluminum structures covered in photographs of the stones, placed in front of a canvas depicting these photographs printed on Tyvek and rendered with silkscreen in vibrant colors. In Venice, Sze chose to place some of the rock structures outside the Biennale pavilion, in restaurants and shops around the city of Venice. By confronting the viewer with these objects placed in unsuspecting locations, Sze challenges humans’ tendency to overlook everyday objects and their place in the spaces they inhabit. The Stone Series works were later exhibited at her solo exhibition at Victoria Miro Gallery in London in 2015, in which the present lot was included.

  • Provenance

    Victoria Miro Gallery, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2015

  • Exhibited

    Philadelphia, The Fabric Workshop and Museum, Sarah Sze at The Fabric Workshop and Museum, December 13, 2013 - April 6, 2014, pp. 21-22, 30 (illustrated)
    London, Victoria Miro Gallery, Sarah Sze, January 30 - March 28, 2015

  • Literature

    Okwui Enwezor, Benjamin H.D. Buchloh and Laura Hoptman, Sarah Sze, London, 2016, p. 74 (illustrated)


Cyan Stone

signed "Sze" on the overlap; further signed and dated "Sze 2015" and variously numbered on the underside of the rocks
silkscreen on canvas, photographs of rock printed on Tyvek, rock and aluminum, in 5 parts
canvas 64 x 46 in. (162.6 x 116.8 cm.)
total dimensions variable, approximately 84 x 51 x 49 in. (213.4 x 129.5 x 124.5 cm.)

Executed in 2013-2015.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $37,500

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Rebekah Bowling
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New Now

New York Auction 19 September 2017