Sean Landers - Under the Influence New York Thursday, March 8, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York
    Private collection

  • Exhibited

    New York, Andrea Rosen Gallery, 13 April–20 May 1995

  • Literature

    Ha, Paul, Cynthia Daignault and Michelle Reyes Landers, eds. Sean Landers: 1990–1995, Improbable History. Zürich: JRP|Ringier Kunstverlag AG, Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis, 2011 (illustrated).

  • Catalogue Essay

    "...I stopped writing on paper and started writing on lead primed linen. I wanted it to last. That’s behind my impulse to make art. I want it to last, to outlast me... I transfer my life into artworks, into these static objects, and when I die that's all that will be left. Perhaps that’s corny, tacky, laughable, or whatever you want to call it, but it's at the basis of my impulse to do this. I've always taken great pleasure in telling the truth, especially when it’s the ‘wrong’ thing to do. Most artists will do their damnedest to avoid this kind of statement."

    (Landers quoted in Leíth, Caoimhín M., and Beatrix Ruff. "Interview with Sean Landers." SEAN LANDERS. Zurich: JRP Ringier, 2004. p 44.)


Midnight in the Oasis

oil on linen
84 3/8 x 122 in. (214.3 x 309.9 cm)
Signed, titled and dated "'Midnight in the Oasis' ©1995 Sean Landers" lower left.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $84,100

Under the Influence

8 March 2012
New York