Sterling Ruby - Contemporary Art Day Sale New York Friday, May 17, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Foxy Production, New York

  • Exhibited

    Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, SUPERMAX 2008, June 19 - September 19, 2008
    London, Saatchi Gallery, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, May 27 - October 16, 2011

  • Literature

    P. Kaiser, SUPERMAX 2008, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, 2008, p. 87(illustrated)
    J. Cape, The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, Saatchi Gallery, Los Angeles, 2009, pp. 336-339 (illustrated)
    A. R. Rabottini, Sterling Ruby, Galleria d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy, 2009, pp. 1-3 (illustrated)
    The Shape of Things to Come: New Sculpture, exh. cat., Saatchi Gallery, London, 2011, p. 85 (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    "I was looking at the gang-related activity of marking territories; gang members would inscribe Formica, aluminum and steel objects as i to claim authorship.ownership over anything placed within their vicinity; gangs were even defacing things that looked like a Minimalist works, objects and public-monuments... like a thief. I've always wanted to do that to a [Donald] Judd."
    Sterling Ruby, 2007-2008


Headless Dick / Deth Till

Formica, wood and spray paint
180 x 47 7/8 x 150 in. (457.2 x 121.9 x 381 cm.)
Inscribed "Deth Till" along the lower base of the central element.

$80,000 - 120,000 

Contact Specialist
Amanda Stoffel
Head of Sale
+1 212 940 1261

Contemporary Art Day Sale

New York 17 May 2013 10am